Our society is strongest when we stand against bias and inequity

That’s why Google.org is supporting organisations that use data science and innovative new approaches to advance inclusion and justice for all.

Our society is strongest when we stand against bias and inequity

A closer look

The challenge

While considerable progress has been made in protecting human and civil rights worldwide, too many people continue to be excluded or discriminated against based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or citizenship status. Around the world, refugees are facing large barriers to inclusion. People with disabilities continue to be socially marginalised and disproportionately impacted by poverty. And systemic racial bias still pervades the systems designed to protect us; in the US, current incarceration trends indicate that 1 in 3 black men in America can expect to be imprisoned in their lifetime.

1 in 3

black men in America can expect to be imprisoned in their lifetime1

Our focus

In our efforts to advance equity and inclusion, our grant funding is currently focused on supporting organisations that are addressing racial bias and inequity in the United States, particularly in the criminal justice system.


Our work

Over the past four years, we have invested in organisations that are using data science and innovative new approaches to identify and analyse bias in the criminal justice system, and support movement leaders who are changing the national narrative on race.

500%

increase in the American prison population over the last 40 years2

Using data to change the narrative on race in America

View Equal Justice Initiative

Using statistics to track and improve public safety and racial equity

View Centre for Policing Equity

Digitising and analysing the performance of the US criminal justice system

View Measures for Justice