Google.org launched a global Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls, which will provide US$25M to nonprofits and social enterprises creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls, empowering them to reach their full economic potential and thrive. In addition to these grants, the selected organizations will receive capacity building support and mentoring from Google employees. The Challenge was launched from India by Sundar Pichai (Google CEO) and Jacquelline Fuller (Google.org President) via Google India’s YouTube Channel.
How it works:
- Organizations apply: There will be a two-stage application process, and applications must be submitted in English. In Stage 1, eligible organizations submit their proposals for charitable projects creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Google.org will invite high-potential organizations to submit additional project information in Stage 2. To check if your organization is eligible, please refer to the FAQs and Application Terms.
- Organizations selected: Our panel of experts and our partners will review and provide input to help Google.org select the organizations that will receive funding and support. Some of our expert panels include: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women; Naomi Osaka, Athlete; Shakira, Global Artist and Philanthropist; and Amanda Gorman,The First US National Youth Poet Laureate, to name a few. (you can see the full list of expert panelists here).
- Funding and support: Each selected organization will receive between US$300,000 and US$2 million in funding, possible mentoring and other support from Google. The selected organizations will be announced in late 2021.
Organizations in Asia and around the world can apply for the Challenge. Applications can range from programs addressing systemic barriers to economic equality, to cultivating entrepreneurship, developing financial independence and more.
Closing date: April 10, 7:59am SGT