The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a devastating toll on lives and communities around the world. To help those affected, we are supporting and scaling effective solutions throughout the course of this pandemic - from immediate relief to long term recovery and future preparedness.
We’ve committed $100 million and 50,000 hours of pro bono support to the global COVID-19 response, focusing our efforts in areas where our resources and people can have the most impact - health and science, economic relief and recovery, and distance learning.
Google.org grantees are rising to the challenge
Past Google.org grantees are using their resources and tools to help respond to COVID-19.
Triaging inbound outreach from the LGBTQ community with AI
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Trevor Space registrations increased by 40% per week. Funding and full-time pro bono support from Google.org Fellows enabled The Trevor Project to develop AI-based queue triage methods. As a result, high risk text conversations have been answered significantly faster than before, with a 79% decrease in response times.
Using AI for fact checking
Full Fact is using an AI-based tool created with Google.org funding and improved features created with assistance from Google.org Fellows to provide fact checkers with the information they need to validate or disprove claims on the internet. Full Fact is using this tool to prevent the spread of misinformation around COVID-19.
AI for parent-teacher communication
TalkingPoints has seen an engagement growth of 10-20 times previous rates since the start of COVID-19 on a tool created with full time Google.org Fellows, which enables AI-based translations to be used between parents and teachers.