Google.org Stories April 15

Google now showing COVID-19 vaccination locations in 6 countries, funding 250,000 shots

As the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues, Google today announced a number of additional efforts to help achieve distribution equity worldwide, like surfacing locations in Maps and Search. The Google.org philanthropic arm is making several donations to increase access in the US and abroad.

Google.org Stories March 3, 2020

Google adds SOS alert following last night’s devastating Tennessee tornadoes

After natural disasters, Google often sets up an SOS alert for search terms of interest in the affected areas. After a devastating series of tornadoes went through Nashville, Tennessee, last night, Google has set up an SOS alert.

Google.org Stories January 22, 2019

Wikipedia is leveraged throughout Google’s products from Knowledge Graph panels in Search to Assistant results on Google Home and other devices. Google.org today announced a $2 million donation to the Wikimedia Endowment, as well as making Cloud services and tools available free of charge to the site.

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Google.org Stories January 15, 2019

New Google.org Fellowship lets Googlers spend six months on pro bono work

Google is known for giving employees 20% time to pursue other projects that might be beneficial in the long-term. The company is now launching the Google.org Fellowship to let employees do “full-time pro bono work for up to six months.”

Google.org Stories November 21, 2018

Over the past few weeks, wildfires have devastated both Northern and Southern California. Founded and headquartered in the state, Google is doing its part to help relief efforts with grants and employee donations totaling over $1.5 million, as well as helping communities regain connectivity.

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Google.org Stories November 5, 2018

Inventor of the web Tim Berners-Lee, and World Wide Web Foundation, today laid out an initiative to create a “Contract for the Web.” Aimed at defining people’s online rights, it calls on governments, companies, and citizens to “help protect the open web as a public good and a basic right for everyone.”

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Google.org Stories October 26, 2018

Google donates $1 million to First Responder Support Network to assist with PTSD recovery

With all of the disasters that happen around the world nowadays, we sometimes forget about the first responders whose career it is to be on-site at these tragic events. Today, Google is donating $1 million to the First Responder Support Network to assist in helping these first responders with PTSD and other aspects of recovery.

Google.org Stories September 19, 2018

Google donating up to $2 million for Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut recovery

Ahead of hurricanes and other natural disasters, Google often activates its SOS Alert feature to get emergency information to users in impacted areas. That was the case with Hurricane Florence, with the company now matching up to $1 million in donations for recovery efforts. The company is also contributing to Typhoon Mangkhu relief.

Google.org Stories April 24, 2018

Google expands job search tool to India, commits $5 million to ‘finding new solutions’ for the job market

Last year Google launched a powerful job search tool for users available right in Google Search. After refining that tool over time, the company is now launching it in the Indian market.

Google.org Stories December 8, 2017

Googlers and Google.org donated $260 million to nonprofits in 2017

In light of hurricanes, attacks, and other disasters this year, Google has provided aid through donations and employee matching initiatives. In 2017, employees and the Google.org philanthropic arm gave $260 million to nonprofits.

Google.org Stories October 12, 2017

During an address in Pittsburg today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced several initiatives aimed at boosting opportunity and jobs in light of how technology is expected to replace many in the future. “Grow with Google” is centered around training Americans, while a Google.org grant will provide non-profits with $1 billion over the next few years.

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Google.org Stories September 13, 2017

Google working to provide Hurricane Irma relief, matching donations dollar-for-dollar

Hurricane Irma absolutely devastated portions of the Carribean, Florida Keys, and the state of Florida itself. While many were able to escape the storm or ride it out safely, many buildings and homes were destroyed. Today, Google has announced how it plans to help with relief efforts.

Google.org Stories August 28, 2017

While Hurricane Harvey made landfall over the weekend, the impact of the natural disaster is still ongoing for the people of Texas and surrounding areas. Google and their philanthropic arm has launched a number of efforts in response, including offering Project Fi credits for those in affected regions.

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Google.org Stories May 22, 2017

It has been over six years since the start of the Syrian Crisis, and it doesn’t look like it is going to get any better any time soon. Because of everything happening in the country, many have turned to Google to ask about the crisis, the country, and the refugees. To answer all of these questions and more, Google has partnered with UNHCR to create Searching for Syria

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Google.org Stories April 13, 2016

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Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, has announced $20M in funding spread across 30 non-profits that are developing technology to assist disabled people. The projects range from 3D-printed prosthetic limbs through smartglasses for the blind to a low-cost way to convert standard wheelchairs into powered ones.

We’re supporting forward-thinking nonprofits with big ideas that use technology to expand opportunity and independence for people with disabilities. As part of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, we awarded 29 amazing grantees with $20 million in grants to help address accessibility challenges all over the world—and now, we’re helping them bring their projects to life … 

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Google.org Stories November 24, 2015

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Google has been heavily marketing Android Pay and encouraging users to set it up on their phones with various offers. In the spirit of holiday giving, every time you use Android Pay, from today until the end of December, Google.org will donate $1 to special needs education. expand full story

Google.org Stories May 26, 2015

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Earlier this month Google released two new Chrome extensions—Color Enhancer and Animation Policy—aimed at making it easier for those with disabilities to interact with the web, and today it’s taking its accessibility efforts much further. The company this morning took the wraps off Impact Challenge: Disabilities, a $20 million grant program from Google.org, the charitable arm of Google tasked with supporting nonprofits changing the world for the better through the donation of grants, technology, and the knowledge of Googlers looking to give back.

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Google.org Stories December 19, 2014

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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. expand full story

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