Making creativity more inclusive
Change happens when all voices are heard. That’s why we’re investing time, money, and resources into making Unity education more accessible, creating economic opportunities for underrepresented creators, and maximizing the impact that their work has on local communities and the world.
Creating economic opportunities
We partner with companies, nonprofits and governments around the world to encourage inclusive economic growth for individuals and communities.
We are a founding partner in this resource that upskills workers into in-demand jobs by connecting leading training and education providers, employers, tech firms, and job-readiness nonprofits.
We partnered with Generation to train and place learners from underrepresented backgrounds into life-changing careers in game development in Pakistan.
We work with Mission Bit to build free, project-based computer science pathways for under-resourced high school youth across the San Francisco Bay Area.
We partner with Gameheads to develop learning and skill development opportunities, including launching a game design degree and certificate program for students of color and from low-income households with Oculus from Facebook, and Niantic.
Unity for Humanity
Creators around the globe are using Unity to tell stories and build tools that will have a positive and meaningful impact on society, their communities, and the planet. We created the Unity for Humanity program to highlight and support these creators on their journey to change lives and improve the state of our world.
Discover inspirational changemakers and their impact-driven work.
COVID-19 VR medical training scenarios
Developed by emergency medicine physicians working on the front lines of COVID-19 hot zones, these Made with Unity simulations allow medical staff to safely practice COVID-19 triage, medical management, and the donning and removal of personal protective equipment.
In this documentary VR experience, the audience joins Hima as she reminds her grandfather of his forgotten mother tongue. You navigate the experience by speaking words in the endangered Kusunda language, thus joining in an audible fight against its extinction.
We integrate environmental responsibility and sustainability initiatives throughout our operations, partnerships, charitable giving, and overall business strategy. Right now, we’re working on:
Advocating for health, safety, and wellbeing for all
Everyone has the right to live a healthy life, and we believe that encompasses many things including mental health, online safety, and privacy. Here are some examples of creator and Unity initiatives in these areas.
Healthcare solutions and tools
The following experiences were made with Unity: SimX, which allows medical professionals to safely practice COVID-19 triage and removal of PPE; SpecialEffect, which uses video games to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities; and Cognixion, which uses AI to unlock speech for hundreds of millions of people affected by communication disabilities.
Digital playgrounds should be safe for everyone and free from the threat of cyberbullying, harassment, and abuse. We’re collaborating with other industry leaders to develop global standards around “disruptive behavior” and working diligently to create anti-toxicity tools for developers.
We are all changemakers.
At the inception of Unity Social Impact, we created the Unity Charitable Fund to provide the financial mechanism to bring our goals to fruition.
We’re granting $4M to various organizations in 2021 to directly support current and future Unity creators having a positive impact on communities around the globe.
Often provided in the case of a disaster or humanitarian crisis, responsive giving enables us to support employees and the communities they live and work in during times of need.
Volunteer time off
Unity employees receive 20 annual hours of volunteer time off that they may use to give back to their communities and the causes that matter most to them.
Unity offers up to $500 USD per employee, per year in matching donations for employees who donate to organizations that advance our work in education, sustainability, and health.