Data Center Community Grants Program (Singapore)

By Google.org

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Date & time

(Pacific Time)

03 October 2021

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03 October 2021

About this event

The Data Center Community Grants Program supports eligible organizations and initiatives that directly impact the immediate community surrounding a Google data center. Grant applications will be accepted from August 16 through October 3, 2021. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 3, 2021.

Please note the following before submitting your application:

    • Review the program focus areas below
    • The information you provide in this form will be used in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy.

 


 
APPLY HERE (Link active from August 16 until October 3)
 


 
Community Grants funds projects that focus on:

  • Education: Programs that increase access and belonging in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and computer science (CS) education. Programs that address structural barriers to STEM/CS education access, such as school readiness, access to in-school courses, distance learning, and teacher training and resources. Initiatives that provide access for young learners in STEM/CS. Education programs that place a particular focus on underrepresented groups, including women, in STEM/CS education.
  • Economic Opportunity: Programs dedicated to creating and strengthening solutions that promote inclusive economic growth, income growth, and new employment pipelines for underserved workers and entrepreneurs. Job, apprenticeship, and other employment training programs that prepare people for living-wage jobs and improve financial inclusion. Programs and initiatives that support local small businesses and the startup or entrepreneurial ecosystems as a whole.
  • Bridging the Digital Divide: Programs and initiatives that increase equity in internet access through technical infrastructure, including devices, and connectivity opportunities in digital deserts and for educational institutions, small and medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and cultural institutions.
  • Sustainability: Carbon reduction or green initiatives with regional impact. Programs and initiatives that support and grow technology’s role in advancing solutions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Programs that remove barriers to scaling clean energy, facilitating the production of sustainable and repairable ICT devices, and creating enabling frameworks that encourage the use of digital technologies in tackling climate change. Initiatives that promote and scale more responsible use of energy, water, and other natural resources, and to empower others to do the same. Programs that support a healthy local watershed and promote wastewater recovery and use.
  • Health and Science: Programs that support health maintenance for the general population, public health education, scientific education, and scientific enquiry for large scale, current, global health issues. Programs that support activities from the health or scientific communities that underpin public safety.
  • Arts and Culture: Programs that support the creation and development of social sciences, humanities, and arts with the intent to expand access to underprivileged groups, educate the public, and support creative endeavors that contribute to cultural understanding and appreciation.

 
When evaluating proposals we consider:

  • Location and geographic impact in the immediate community surrounding one of our offices or data centers.
  • Measurable and demonstrable benefit to the community—the number of persons who will benefit and at how that impact will be quantified.
  • Organizational capacity that may include a track record of implementing programs.
  • Integration with other community resources within the focus area, such as other nonprofits and government entities with similar goals.
  • Innovative approaches that have potential for replication, if successful.

 
Additional context when evaluating projects:

  • Location and geographic impact in the immediate community surrounding one of our offices or data centers.
  • Community Grants support discrete and specific projects. Awards are prioritized to projects likely to have long-term impact. Therefore, operational expenses including salaries are generally ineligible.
  • Grant awards are given for a minimum of $5,000 USD, usually up to $50,000 USD, with larger amounts being awarded occasionally.
  • Community Grants are intended to amplify impact within and around data center communities. If unsure whether a project falls within the local geographical scope, feel free to contact us at communitygrants@google.com.
  • Applications will be accepted exclusively during the application window. Eligible organizations can submit an application in the local language and in the local currency. Please ensure that all attachments are in PDF format.

 


 
If your organization would like to receive information on other Google community programs and philanthropic initiatives, please contact communitygrants@google.com.

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