We look for ideas with the potential to change the world.

Through Google.org Impact Challenges, we award community-driven nonprofits and social enterprises with support to make their community — and beyond — a better place.

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Spotlight

Google AI Impact Challenge

We believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways to approach problems and improve lives. That’s why we’re excited to support organizations using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges. Each grantee will receive customized support to help bring their ideas to life.
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Google.org Impact Challenges

Each challenge is an invitation for ideas that tackle a specific problem or support a particular community, whether that is a city, continent, or the entire world. We look for nonprofits and social enterprises with ideas that can create change at the pace and scale the world needs today. The best and boldest ideas are given a strategic package of funding, mentorship, and technical support.

How it Works

  1. Phase 1

    Applications open

    We ask communities for their ideas. Applicants have a specified time to submit their proposals.

  2. Phase 2

    Ideas are selected

    We ask experts, community leaders, and the general public to help determine which ideas have the most potential for impact.

  3. Phase 3

    Announcement and celebration

    Chosen applicants are announced and the community is celebrated.

  4. Phase 4

    Ongoing support

    Awarded nonprofits and social enterprises receive grant funding and support from Google.org for up to three years to turn their ideas into reality.

Two times the impact

For every $1 of investment made through a Google.org Impact Challenge, grantees yielded an additional $1 in funding, which they directly attribute to their participation in the challenge.

Why we created Google.org Impact Challenges

  • We know the people closest to the problem often have the best solutions

    We empower those most closely connected to communities in need to define the problem–and the solution.

  • Participatory philanthropy uncovers new approaches

    We ask experts, social innovators, and the general public to think about difficult problems together, which enables the discovery of new solutions.

  • New ideas need early support to reach their potential

    We provide funding, mentorship, and technical expertise to catalyze ideas that are already making a difference in communities and have the potential to change the world.

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Current Challenges

Explore the Google.org Impact Challenges that are open right now.

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Let's work together to tackle climate change

Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate

The Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate commits €10M to fund bold ideas that aim to use technology to accelerate Europe’s progress toward a greener, more resilient future. Selected organizations may receive up to €2M in funding and possible customized post-grant support from the Google for Startups Accelerator to help bring their ideas to life.

September 14, 2020 Applications open
November 6, 2020 Applications close
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Bridging the digital divide in Central and Eastern Europe

Google.org Impact Challenge CEE

The Google.org Impact Challenge Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is an open call for grant applications to provide €2m in grants to support initiatives that put digital inclusion at the heart of economic recovery. We want to empower nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations and academic institutions with charitable initiatives that use technology and innovation to help individuals and communities gain new skills for the future. Let’s build a digital economy for everyone.

January 20, 2020 Applications open
March 1, 2021 Applications close
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Past Challenges

Explore our past winners and the solutions they’ve created.

    Additional resources

    Google For Nonprofits

    Google for Nonprofits offers eligible organizations access to Google products and tools that can help them find new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and get supporters to take action.

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    More ways to get involved

    Nonprofits can register to become eligible to receive donations and volunteering support from Googlers.

    Every year, Googlers give their own money and time to causes they care about, which is matched by Google. Register your nonprofit with Benevity to be eligible to receive donations and volunteering support from Googlers.

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