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".
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  • Fostering a love for reading among Indonesian kids

    … storybooks. With $2.5 million in grants, the nonprofits will create a free digital library of children's stories that anyone can contribute to. Many Googlers based in our Jakarta office have already volunteered their time to translate existing children’s stories into Bahasa Indonesia to increase the diversity of reading resources that will live…

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  • Wrapping up a year of impact with holiday giving

    … The holidays are a time for celebrating family and community, and it’s my favorite time at Google because Googlers give back to those who need it most. Through Google.org grants and the generosity of Googlers, we set new giving records in 2017, bringing more resources to nonprofits, and more opportunities for Googlers to volunteer their time…

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  • Tackling the "homework gap" with the National AfterSchool Association

    … Editor’s note: We’re providing a $500,000 grant to support the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) as a part of our ongoing commitment to help underserved communities deliver on the promise of educational technology. In this post, Gina Warner, president and CEO of the National AfterSchool Association, describes how we’re helping students…

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  • Searching for new ways to give this season

    … people’s generosity throughout 2017, especially in times of crisis and need. And earlier this year, we made a commitment to continue to bring the best of our people, products, and philanthropy to make an impact and help create opportunity for everyone. We pledged $1 billion in Google.org grants over five years to nonprofits around the world, and 1…

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  • Banding Together to support North Bay fire relief

    … donations up to $1 million made on the livestream, the Google.org website and via the concert’s Text to Donate option. You can text “TOGETHER” to 20222 to donate $25 to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund. Together, we hope to contribute $3 million in total from Google, Googlers, and all of you to help support relief and recovery efforts for those affected by the fires as they continue to rebuild. …

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  • Pittsburgh steps up to the challenge

    … they would make their community a better place. Today we’re opening up the Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh, which is specifically focused on nonprofits working to create economic opportunity in the Pittsburgh area. As Mayor Bill Peduto says, “If it’s not for all, it’s not for us,” and as a Pittsburgher, I’m personally excited about the Challenge…

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  • Supporting those affected by the California fires

    … and American Lung association. $1 million for fire relief and recovery To help with the relief and recovery in California, Google.org and Googlers are committing $1 million in donations to organizations that are providing critical resources in the affected regions. To support immediate needs, we’re distributing funds to the Redwood Empire Food…

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  • Providing support to those affected by Hurricane Maria

    … Rico and beyond, Google.org and Googlers are committing $1 million in donations to organizations that are providing critical resources to the affected regions. To support immediate humanitarian needs, we’re distributing funds to organizations including the Red Cross, World Food Program, and UNICEF. We’re also supporting NetHope, which provides…

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  • Supporting new ideas in the fight against hate

    … million in grants to nonprofits around the world seeking to empower and amplify counter-extremist voices. Today we’re expanding that effort and launching a $5 million Google.org innovation fund to counter hate and extremism. Over the next two years, this funding will support technology-driven solutions, as well as grassroots efforts like community…

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  • Celebrating International Literacy Day

    … that promote learning. For example, in the U.S., each year 43.2 books are published for every 100,000 people, while in India, a country with 22 official languages, that number is only 6.3. Earlier this year, Google.org announced a $50 million commitment to support organizations that are using technology to increase literacy and close the global…

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