Together, we can help
Puerto Rico recover
$2 million in donations
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria became the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years, destroying a third of the homes on the island1, causing the largest blackout in U.S. history2, and creating over $90 billion3 in damages. Small businesses were severely impacted, with an estimated 10,000 still closed today. Because Puerto Rico’s local communities are powered by small businesses, helping them recover is critical to the island’s economic and social recovery.
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After Hurricane Maria, Mercy Corps helped thousands of families meet basic needs. Now they’re working to build long-term resilience.
The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to support over 70 Puerto Rican nonprofits, aiding the island’s long-term recovery.
Why is Google doing this?
We want to make it easy for people to support Puerto Rico recovery efforts. We’re matching up to $2M in donations until June 30th to inspire greater giving.
What has Google already done?
Immediately following Hurricane Maria, Google provided critical safety information via SOS alerts in Search and Maps, Project Loon’s internet balloons helped 200,000 residents access internet, Google.org + Googlers gave $1.5M to relief organizations supporting the impacted regions, and a small team of Google volunteer engineers accompanied Nethope to help restore internet access in Puerto Rico. In May 2018, a second team of Hispanic Google employees traveled to Puerto Rico to work with Mercy Corps and Hispanic Federation on the island to help train small businesses impacted by the Hurricane.
Is there a limit to the number of times I can donate?
No, please feel free to come back and donate as many times as you like.
What is Network for Good? Why is my donation directed there?
Google partners with Network for Good, a U.S. 501(c)(3) and donor advised fund, to collect and distribute the funds to the nonprofit according to Google's recommendations. In accordance with U.S. tax law, Network for Good, as a donor advised fund, has exclusive legal control over the donations once received.
Is Google matching my donation?
Google.org will be matching, dollar for dollar, up to $2M in donations. Our donation will give much-needed help to Puerto Rican communities impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Will I be charged any fees or other levies?
Your entire contribution will go to the nonprofit, but if you reside outside the U.S., your bank or credit card issuer may charge you currency conversion / foreign currency transaction fees and taxes depending on the currency you donate in and your location -- please consult with your bank or credit card issuer for more information. You are also responsible for complying with any local foreign currency remittance and tax reporting obligations that may be applicable to you.
How do I delete my donation history?
Your donation history from Google's donation initiatives (One Today, Donation Cards on YouTube, and Google Crisis Response campaigns) is stored in a common donation account, associated with your Google account. If you made your donation using Guest Checkout, no donation history will be stored in your donation account. Likewise, if you have a Google Payments account, your donation will not appear in your Google Payments transaction history.
Are there any legal limitations on my donation?
If you reside outside the U.S., there may be a legal limit on the aggregate amount you may donate, frequency, or the type of recipient. Please check your country’s laws before contributing to this campaign.
How will the money be used?
Is my donation tax-deductible?
If you are a resident of the U.S., donations to 501(c)(3) organizations are generally tax deductible, but please check with a tax professional to be sure. You will receive a confirmation email from Google, which serves as your donation receipt and confirms that no goods or services were received.
If I don’t have a Google Account, can I still donate?
Yes, you can use your credit card to make a donation using Google’s Guest Checkout.
Is my donation refundable?
Donations are non-refundable.
Can I still get a match if I donate to other organizations?
We have chosen to direct our support to Mercy Corps and Hispanic Federation because of their strong track record and existing response in Puerto Rico. We will not match donations to other organizations.
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1 Brown, Nick. "Special Report: In Puerto Rico, a housing crisis U.S. storm aid won't solve." Reuters, February 6, 2018.
2 Irfan, Umair. “It’s been more than 100 days and Puerto Rico is still in the longest blackout in US history.” Vox, January 4, 2018.
3 Staletovich, Jenny. “Final numbers on Maria in Puerto Rico: $90 billion in damage, some Cat 5 winds.” Miami Herald, April 9, 2018.