Member Spotlight: Google
This month Google announced the 2015 Google Impact Challenge in the Bay Area, an open call for nonprofits from the nine counties to submit their ideas for how they’d improve their communities with Google’s support. Applications are now open and eligible nonprofits can apply online by July 23. After a public vote, Google will fund a total of $5 million and provide employee support to 25 projects. The 2015 Challenge follows the success of a 2014 campaign that benefitted local nonprofits including Hack the Hood, Lava Mae and Health Trust, all working to meet community challenges like education, homelessness and food scarcity, with innovative approaches. Google has gifted more than $100 million to local organizations in the past three years and is consistently named among the top corporate philanthropists in the region by the San Francisco Business Times.