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Let’s build an even better
Bay Area together

Through the Google Impact Challenge, we awarded $5.5 million to Bay Area nonprofits. A panel of advisors helped us select ten nonprofits with innovative ideas for building a better Bay Area, with the top funding recipients chosen by a public vote.

The 2015 Google Impact Challenge has concluded.
Learn more about the 2021 program.

About the challenge

15 Bay Area Finalists

The following 15 nonprofits will receive grants of $100,000, support from Google volunteers and access to coworking space at the Impact Hub to continue their inspiring work to make the Bay Area even better.


Meet our panel of advisors. Together, we reviewed the submissions and selected the finalists.

  • Harrison Barnes

    Golden State Warriors

  • Fred Blackwell

    Chief Executive Officer,
    The San Francisco Foundation

  • Mialisa Tania Bonta

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
    Literacy Lab (2014 winner)

  • Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr.

    Former Mayor,
    San Francisco

  • Audrey Cooper

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • David Drummond

    Senior Vice President
    of Corporate Development,

  • Jacquelline Fuller


  • Hunter Pence

    San Francisco Giants

  • Condoleezza Rice

    66th US Secretary of State

  • Helen Zia

    Author and activist,
    Board Co-Chair of Equality Now