Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Google Doing Good Things The Philanthropic Arm Of Google

GoogleGoogleThe charity is the outcome of a pledge made by the California-based company at the time of its initial stock market flotation last year. The co-founders Mr Page and Mr Brin said they would set up a Google Foundation to do "good things for the world".

The foundation will start with an initial endowment of about $90 million. In addition, a further $175 million will be invested outside the foundation over the next three years, with the aim of aiding "socially progressive" private companies as well as non-profit organizations.

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Google Grants: In-kKnd Advertising On Google For Non-Profits

The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing the philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.

Designed for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program. It harnesses the power of their flagship advertising product, Google AdWords, to non-profits seeking to inform and engage their constituents online. Google Grants has awarded AdWords advertising to hundreds of non-profit groups whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education.

To date, Google Grants has donated $33M in advertising to more than 850 non-profit organizations in 10 countries. Current Google Grants participants include the Grameen Foundation USA, Doctors Without Borders, Room To Read, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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