Global Impact Awards: Giving back at Google scale

At Google, we believe in making the world a better place through technology. You could say it’s in our DNA. Googlers have the opportunity to work alongside our charitable giving team on projects that use technology for good: stopping illegal rhino poaching in Africa, protecting human trafficking victims in Eastern Europe, or monitoring the effectiveness of clean water delivery in Southeast Asia.

Google created the Global Impact Awards to support ideas that use technology to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. We back entrepreneurial nonprofits that share our two passions: game-changing ideas and a healthy disregard for the impossible. In addition to donating millions to inspiring teams, Google engineers from around the company roll up their sleeves to help develop and support the big, audacious challenges our awardees are tackling.

The Global Impact Awards are just one way Googlers think beyond the Googleplex to support their communities and the world. In 2012 alone, Google donated over $100 million in grants, $1 billion in technology and more than 50,000 Googler hours to inspiring causes around the world.

Visit our site to learn more about Google’s Global Impact Awards.

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