Funding Opportunities

Impact Fund

The Impact Fund is a charitable initiative created by the Esports Trade Association to further unify, serve, and ethically advance the business interests and sustainability of the esports industry. This fund will enable us to enhance member benefits and develop new initiatives for our community to enjoy.

Level Up Fund

The Level Up Fund was developed by the Esports Trade Association to give back to members of our community who are most in need and can greatly benefit from the generosity of our members. Donate today!

Level Up Fund Recipients

Extra Life

2022 Level Up Fund Recipient

Bronzeville Esports League

2021 Level Up Fund Recipient


Donations to our Extra Life program help us to be able to provide comprehensive care to kids treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  By donating games and helping to fill the birthday and toy storage closet, our activity coordinators ensure kids have access to distractions during medical care. Thank you to the attendees of the EsportsNext 2022 Conference for helping to make a difference in the lives of Chicago’s kids.

Deanna Kerns
Director, Corporate Partnerships | Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation

Participating Non-Profits

Learn about those who benefitted from the Level Up Fund.

The Bronzeville Esports League will expand access to esports on the south and west sides of Chicago. Priority number one will be to bring esports to schools and community organizations that do not have existing esports teams or programs.

Play games, fundraise, and together, we can Change Kids' Health to Change the Future!

The Coalition of Parents in Esports (COPE) mission is to revolutionize esports by getting parents involved, removing the negative stigmas that are outdated, educating parents on how to support this passion, raising awareness on the education benefits, informing on the many career paths, providing resources to make esports more rewarding, and providing scholarships to aspiring athletes.

Start Game, the Scrims Center Foundation, is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to providing access to computer video gaming and esports to low-income, minority, and other groups with limited access. Start Game provides education and experience to highlight opportunities and foster career readiness in this fast-growing industry. The Start Game After School Program not only provides a safe and inclusive environment for play, but it also supports STEM education and practical experience to highlight opportunities and foster career readiness in the fast-growing esports industry.

Does your non-profit want to participate in our funding?

Esports Trade Association is always looking for non-profits to partner with. If you'd like to learn more, schedule a call with Megan Van Petten here.
If you're ready to apply please apply use the link below. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

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