Supporting organizations fighting for racial justice
We’re committing an additional $12 million and 10,000 pro bono hours through the Google.org Fellowship to support organizations in the fight for racial justice. This commitment builds on $32 million and 15,000 pro bono hours we have directed since 2015 to support organizations focused on criminal justice reform.
Our society is not an equal playing field, which Black communities have experienced first-hand for generations. Systemic racism has created a legacy of oppressive discriminatory policies and a broken criminal justice system. Though only 12% of the U.S. population, Black citizens make up nearly 40% of people who are incarcerated in the United States.
Over the past five years, we’ve supported organizations that are using data science and innovative approaches to identify and analyze bias in the criminal justice system. Our latest commitment builds on this work, in addition to funding efforts to reduce disparate racial outcomes across sectors, like wealth, education, and health.