Google gives over $115 million to organisations around the world

first_imgGoogle gives over $115 million to organisations around the world Google has announced that it has donated more than $115 million during 2011 to nonprofit organizations and academic institutions around the world.The donations by Google.org, Google’s charitable foundation, includes $40 million supporting four specific causes:• science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education;• girls’ education;• empowerment through technology;• and fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.UK charities that have benefited from grants include BBC World Service Trust, CAMFED International, Bletchley Park Trust and Generating Genius.The donation of £550,000 to the Bletchley Park Trust was towards the match funding it needs to embark on the first stage of a £15 million project to transform the site into a world-class heritage and education centre. Google has supported the Trust before: in 2010 it helped it to purchase the Turing Papers.In addition to the grants, Google said that its in-kind support programmes such as Google Grants (free Google AdWord advertising) and Google Apps for Education were worth to more than $1 billion to nonprofits. The company’s annual GoogleServe event and simialr programmes resulted in Google staff volunteering more than 40,000 hours of their own time.http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/giving-back-in-2011.html  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement  49 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Howard Lake | 15 December 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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