Google’s Global Impact Awards gives $23m to nonprofits

By : |December 5, 2012 0

With an aim of empowering people and nonprofits through technology, search engine giant Google has announced a new program, “Global Impact Awards” designed to support nonprofits who use technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest human challenges.

“Technology has dramatically improved our lives – from the speed at which we get things done to how we connect with others,” said Google and further added, “Yet innovations in medicine, business and communications have far outpaced tech-enabled advances in the nonprofit sector.”

Announcing this innovative program for nonprofit, Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Giving at Google said, “We’ve been able to support organizations changing the world with more than $100 million in grants, $1 billion in technology and 50,000 hours of Googler volunteering.”

                                 

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From real-time sensors that monitor clean water to DNA barcoding that stops wildlife trafficking, our first round of awards provides $23 million to seven organizations changing the world, added Fuller.

Lets check out the seven non profits organization winners of Google program:

1) charity: water: Real-time technology to monitor water and ensure it gets to more people

2) Consortium for the Barcode of Life: DNA barcoding to identify and protect endangered wildlife

3) DonorsChoose.org: New program to enroll more underrepresented students in advanced classes

4) Equal Opportunity Schools: Data to identify high-performing yet underrepresented students

5) Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media: Tools to analyze and promote gender equality in media

6) GiveDirectly: Mobile technology to put money directly into the hands of the poor

7) World Wildlife Fund: New technologies to advance anti-poaching efforts

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