Google Giving: Donations for Education, Tech and Anti-Slavery Efforts

Google.org, a charitable branch of search giant released a list of 2011 non-profit grant recipients, who received a grant of about $40 million. The list clearly spotlights the Google’s efforts to promote STEM and girls’ education, empowering through technology as well as fighting slavery and human trafficking.

We have embedded a video at the end of the post that gives you a better idea of company’s effort in four above mentioned key areas.

With the help of 16 non-profits, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education grant will affect 3 million students in the United States. Moreover, the search giant claims that 2.4 million jobs will be created in the coming six years in all these four areas.

The search giant also grants seven non-profit girls’ education recipients in the developing countries that will affect 10,000 students in Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, among other countries.

Similarly, 15 technology empowerment grant recipients will work through social media, mobile networks and open source programming to enhance access to information. The purpose is to encourage developing countries to have access to the technology between their isolated communities.

There are other 9 non-profit organizations that receive grants from the search giant to help 12,000 victims of the 27,000 million slaves across the globe. The non-profit organizations work collaboratively with governments to document and eradicate slave trader as well as provide education and essential therapy to former slaves.

Considering all these grants, the search giant annually grants $115 million to non-profit organizations through its philanthropic projects. If we consider the in-house programs, such as Google Grants and Google Apps for Education, the count will reach somewhere $1 billion per year.

All the focus of search giant is currently to deal with these four areas, but we cannot rule out the possibility of company’s operations expanded to other areas as well somewhere in future.

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