Google.Org

Google.org is the charitable arm of Google, an Internet search engine company that was founded in October 2005. As of May 2010, the organization has committed over US$100 million in investments and grants. To fund the organization, Google granted three million shares during their initial public offering (IPO). As of March 2012, Google.org's three million shares are valued at approximately US$1.84 billion. In 2013, the corporation stated on its website that it donates "$100,000,000 in grants, 60,000 hours, $1 billion in products".
Posts about Google.Org
  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    … As the daughter of a Mexican immigrant, sharing Latino culture with my wider community is a daily part of life. From practicing Mexican folk dances with classmates to introducing neighbors to our favorite traditional foods, my family is always grateful to share our experiences as Latinos in the U.S. That's why I've been excited to help…

    The Official Google Blog- 15 readers -
  • Helping for the long term in Flint, Michigan

    … and resources to help alleviate the immediate pain. But the problem won’t go away quickly, and understanding its extent is both challenging and an absolute necessity. Today, Google.org is providing $250,000 to partners in the Flint community to help, with a special focus on a technical solution for understanding and resolving the crisis for the long…

    The Official Google Blog- 4 readers -
  • Providing support to combat Zika in Brazil and beyond

    … America, including Sesame Street and Brazilian physician Drauzio Varella, to raise awareness about Zika prevention via their channels. We hope these efforts are helpful in fighting this new public health emergency, and we will continue to do our part to help combat this outbreak. And if you’re curious about what that 3,000 percent search increase looks like, take a look: Posted by Jacquelline Fuller, Director, Google.org IMAGE URL AUTHOR NAME AUTHOR TITLE AUTHOR TEAM…

    The Official Google Blog- 10 readers -
  • Strengthening our commitment to racial justice

    …I started working with Dr. Carl Mack when I took an engineering internship in my hometown of Seattle. But it wasn’t long before my internship took me in a completely different direction. The city was on high alert in the wake of racial discrimination and violence, and Dr. Mack was the VP of the city’s NAACP chapter. At his side, I was soon…

    The Official Google Blog- 8 readers -
  • On IDPD, working toward a more accessible and inclusive world

    …We believe in a world built for everyone, which is why we launched the global Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities earlier this year. The Impact Challenge is a Google.org initiative to invest $20 million in nonprofits who are using technology to make the world more accessible for the 1 billion people living with disabilities. Today, as part…

    The Official Google Blog- 9 readers -
  • Big ideas for an even better Bay Area

    … employment, and racial justice—big problems that Google.org works to tackle with local organizations, year-round. What happens next is in your hands! Anyone can vote for the new projects they think will have the most impact on the Bay Area. Again, the top four will receive $500,000 in grant funding, the remaining six will get $250,000 each. 15…

    The Official Google Blog- 12 readers -
  • Let's celebrate the season of giving

    …. From San Francisco to Western Africa, these organizations are making a direct impact on people around the world, every day. One of our grants will go to Feeding America. Each year, billions of pounds of surplus food are sent to landfills, while 49 million Americans (including one in five children) go hungry. Our grant will help support their newest…

    The Official Google Blog- 4 readers -
  • Meet the Bay Area Impact Challenge winners

    …, and development workshops in the Impact Hub SF, as well as membership to all U.S. Hub locations. We also plan to host community events for the Bay Area nonprofit community throughout the year—so check out our website or follow us on Google+ to stay in the loop. Now the work really begins, and we’re excited to continue to build on our ongoing efforts to give back to the community. Posted by Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Google.org…

    Emily Wood/ The Official Google Blog- 14 readers -