Google is highlighting some of its philanthropic efforts going into the holidays as it promotes the season of giving. Through Google.org, the charitable arm of the company, Google is donating more than $15 million in grants to three specific groups: Feeding America, Nexleaf Analytics, and Malaria No More.
Google says its grant to Feeding America, a U.S.-based non-profit network of food banks, will help the group’s Online Marketplace initiative, which aims to help retail and foodservice businesses in distributing excess food to those in need.
Two of the other groups Google is highlighting fight the spread of preventable diseases:
Nexleaf Analytics works to get life-saving vaccines to children in India and Mozambique by preserving these vaccines before they spoil by installing low-cost refrigerator sensors in clinics. Malaria No More is fighting to save lives by better understanding the spread of malaria using newly available mobile data to map malaria cases and how they are being treated.
While Google.org is highlighting these organizations for the holidays, it says throughout the year it gives “more than $100 million in grants, $1 billion in technology resources, and 80,000+ volunteer hours donated to causes around the world.”