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.
Meet our panel of advisors. Together, we
reviewed the submissions and selected the finalists.
About the Challenge
The Bay Area has always been home to changemakers and forward-thinkers who challenge the status quo. The Google Impact Challenge: Bay Area rallies the community around bold ideas to make our neighborhoods even better.
Google.org invited local nonprofits to submit their proposals. Together with a panel of advisors, we reviewed these applications and chose 25 finalists who will receive $5.5 million in funding, support from Google volunteers and access to co-working space via the Impact Hub. We looked for projects with innovative approaches, ambitious plans to improve the lives of local residents, and nimble, adventurous leadership teams to execute their vision.
The public cast their votes to help decide who received the top awards. We invite you to read about all 25 funded projects.
How it Works
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.
Creating apps and training tools for low-income entrepreneurs to build sustainable businesses
Providing education and leadership training for youth in Oakland
Providing access to adult education with mobile high-tech classrooms in isolated neighborhoods
Supporting small arts organizations in Oakland to employ underrepresented artists
Advocating and organizing for an equitable expansion of bike sharing