Australian non-profits shared their ideas for a better world. Your vote and our panel of judges determined the winners. Four non-profits each received a $500,000 grant to realise their vision. Six additional finalists each received $250,000 to get their projects up and running.
Meet the finalists
The Fred Hollows Foundation
Low-cost mobile camera to detect and prevent blindness caused by diabetes
App to connect homeless people with social services
Engineers Without Borders Australia
Biodigester toilets to provide sanitation and energy in Cambodian communities
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
Online game to inspire young Indigenous students to learn maths and science
University of Technology Sydney
Sensors to detect and report excessive groundwater depletion in arid regions
Alternative Technology Association
Solar lighting for remote households in East Timor
Zoo & Aquarium Association, Australasia
App to crowdsource data from travelers about the illegal wildlife trade
Online educational and career development platform for disadvantaged students
Asthma Foundation NSW
Sensors and a mobile app to access and report real-time air quality data
Magnetic particle technology to remove oil from contaminated wildlife
A better world, faster
Google has always believed that technology can make a better world. Through projects like Google for Non-profits and Google Crisis Response, we offer help and support to non-profits to achieve this goal, faster. The Google Impact Challenge supports non-profits using technology to tackle problems and transform lives. After running in India, Brazil, the UK and the US, the Impact Challenge launched in Australia.
Ten Australian non-profits will be empowered to make the change we all wished for. The top four winners received a $500,000 grant. The other six finalists received a $250,000 grant. All 10 finalists will also receive mentoring from Google to help realise their vision.
Meet the judges
The 10 finalists presented their projects to a panel of judges. Their selection, combined with the public vote, determined the four winning charities.
Former CEO of NewsCorp Australia and Foxtel
Photographer and Global Advocate for Children
Glenn McGrath OAM
President of McGrath Foundation and Former Australian Cricket International
Managing Director of Google ANZ
Director of Google.org