We accelerate the progress of innovative nonprofits by connecting them to the best of Google

Who we are

Since 2005, Google.org has worked to extend the reach of nonprofit innovators and connect them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, tools, and volunteers from around Google. These innovators are the believers-turned-doers who have made the biggest impact on the communities they represent, and whose work has the potential to produce meaningful change that can scale. Though each nonprofit’s project poses a fresh challenge, we ask the same question every time: “How can we bring the best of Google to power their work and accelerate their progress?”

How we work

We find innovative nonprofits

We identify nonprofits using technology and innovation to tackle complex global challenges. While every project is different, these organizations tend to have a few things in common.

Address inequities

We look for nonprofit innovators who understand the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations in their own communities– and around the world. These innovators create new and unexpected solutions to address inequities.

Solve like engineers

When ideas aren’t backed by data and research, impact is harder to achieve and measure. We look for teams that break down large problems into small ones, and then test and iterate solutions. They share our belief that technology and innovation can accelerate change across the nonprofit sector.

Bring change to everyone

The best ideas positively impact as many people as possible. We look for leaders who have bold, ambitious ideas. They open source their technology. They build models with the potential to scale. They speak publicly about their successes and failures so that others can learn and benefit.

And then we build the right toolkit

We help grantees scope projects to ensure they have the resources to sustain and scale. In addition to funding, we connect our grantees to tools, products, and technical expertise from Google volunteers that accelerate their progress.

Funding

Each year, we give over $100 million in grants to support breakthrough innovation and technology with the potential to scale, and as of 2017, we set a goal to award $1 billion in grants by the end of 2022.

Expertise

Each year, Google volunteers spend more than 200,000 hours with nonprofits—bringing their passion and engineering expertise to accelerate progress. Our employees have a 5 year goal to contribute 1 million volunteer hours.

Technology

We give free products and services designed to serve the unique needs of nonprofits and amplify their impact.

What we do

Support nonprofits creating a quality education for everyone

View our work in education

Help organizations connecting people to jobs and opportunity

View our work in economic opportunity

Support innovators fighting racial bias and advancing justice for all

View our work in inclusion

Assist nonprofits on the ground during times of crisis

View our work in crisis response

Your ideas—powered by Google

Google.org Impact Challenge

Every year, we travel to different regions to ask communities and nonprofit innovators: How would you use technology to build a better world? Then, we ask local expert judges and the public to select the nonprofits with the most potential.

View Google.org Impact Challenge

Tools and resources for nonprofits

Google for Nonprofits

Solving big problems requires having the right tools. With Google for Nonprofits, eligible nonprofits are able to find new donors and volunteers, collaborate more efficiently, and share their story with a wider audience.

View Google for Nonprofits