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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Google.org Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation

Let’s work together to build innovative climate solutions. We commit $30M to fund big bet projects that accelerate technological advances in climate information and action. Selected organizations may receive up to $5M in funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products, to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

Learn about the challenge

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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Past Challenges

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

  • Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area

    2021 North America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Women and Girls

    2021 Global Gender Equity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety

    2019 Europe Safety
  • Google AI Impact Challenge

    2019 Global Artificial Intelligence
  • Google.org Impact Challenge France

    2019 Europe Digital Inclusion
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Colorado

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Georgia

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Iowa

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Minnesota

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Nebraska

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Nevada

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Ohio

    2019 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Kenya

    2018 Africa Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Nigeria

    2018 Africa Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Cleveland

    2018 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge South Africa

    2018 Africa Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Illinois

    2018 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Germany

    2018 Europe Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Dublin

    2018 Europe Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Columbia

    2018 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Australia

    2018 Oceania Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh

    2017 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Oklahoma City

    2017 North America Economic Opportunity
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Latin America

    2017 Latin America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Canada

    2017 North America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Brazil

    2016 Latin America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Korea

    2016 Asia Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Germany

    2016 Europe Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Australia

    2016 Oceania Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge France

    2015 Europe Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area

    2015 North America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area

    2014 North America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge UK

    2014 Europe Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Brazil

    2014 Latin America Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Australia

    2014 Oceania Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge Japan

    2014 Asia Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge UK

    2013 Europe Open Call
  • Google.org Impact Challenge India

    2013 Asia Open Call

    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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