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Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area 2021

Let’s rebuild a better Bay

Your community. Your ideas to make it even better. Together, we can make the Bay Area an even better place.

We know that people closest to the challenges are often those closest to the solution. The Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area is an open invitation to local nonprofits to submit their ideas for positive social change in the Bay Area. 35 selected organizations will share a pool of $10M in funding and receive support from Google to make their ideas reality. We’re excited by the ideas nonprofits from across the Bay Area are working on—and we’re looking forward to supporting them and making the Bay Area a place where everyone can thrive.

What is the Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area?

How it works

  • Application submission

    Organizations across the Bay Area submit their proposals.

  • Finalist announcement

    The 10 boldest and brightest ideas are selected after an in-depth analysis of the applications.

  • Public vote

    Among these 10 finalists, the public votes for their favorite project to win the $1M People’s Choice award.

  • Judge vote

    Our panel of judges will select 4 other top submissions from the 10 finalists to receive $1M each in funding.

  • Public announcement

    All winners will be announced following the public vote. We will also announce an additional 25 organizations to receive $100K each in funding.

  • Winner support

    The winners of the 2021 Google.org Impact Challenge Bay Area will receive grant funding and support from Google for up to two years to turn their idea into reality.

25 Bay Area Finalists

The following 25 nonprofits will each receive a $100,000 grant and support from Google to continue their inspiring work to make the Bay Area even better.

Our commitment to the Bay Area

At Google.org, we bring the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges and provide opportunity for everyone. For us, that means supporting communities around the world, and being a good neighbor in the place where Google started - the San Francisco Bay Area.

We work closely with Bay Area nonprofits, supporting those on the frontlines addressing the area’s most pressing needs. Since 2014, we’ve consistently been recognized as the Bay Area’s top technology company donor, giving over $420M in grants to Bay Area nonprofits alone.

From our recent commitment of $1B to fund more affordable housing in the Bay Area, to $18M in grants given to nonprofits focused on the issues of homelessness and displacement, to providing local nonprofits with free access to event space and coworking areas -- we’re committed to supporting big ideas for an even better Bay Area.

Solving the biggest challenges in the Bay Area will take collaboration across many organizations, and we look forward to working alongside others to make the Bay Area a place where everyone can thrive.

Meet the judges

  • Stephen Curry

    NBA Player, Golden State Warriors

  • Ayesha Curry

    Chef, Entrepreneur, & Bestselling Author

  • Sundar Pichai

    CEO, Google & Alphabet

  • Daniel Patterson

    CEO & Founder, Alta Group

  • Nicole Taylor

    President & CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

  • Cathy Cha

    President, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

  • Ronnie Lott

    NFL Hall of Fame

  • Kate Kendell

    LGBTQ / Civil Rights Activist & Consultant

  • Heejae Lim

    Founder & CEO, TalkingPoints

  • Benjamin Bratt

    Actor & Producer