Grow with Google aims to help everyone across America access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, businesses, and nonprofits. In this spirit, the Google.org Impact Challenge Georgia is awarding $1,000,000 in grant funding to nonprofits creating economic opportunity in our cities and towns. Local nonprofits submitted innovative proposals and a panel of experts and the public helped us decide the five winners.
If you’re a local nonprofit and did not get a chance to submit an application, we invite you to join our Grow with Google Partner Program. By joining, you will have access to free resources that can help your organization teach people the digital skills they need to grow their careers and businesses.
Meet the winners
Our judges have selected the five winners. These five nonprofits are pursuing big ideas to create economic opportunity in Georgia, and each will receive $175,000 in funding to jumpstart their ideas. Selected by the public, the People's Choice winner will receive an additional $125,000 in funding.
Create economic opportunities in deeply impoverished communities across rural Georgia and meet skyrocketing consumer demand by capitalizing on agricultural talents, skills, and resources through expanded organic production of Georgia’s essential crops – peanuts, cotton, and soybeans
Georgia VECTR Center, CGTC
Fund industrial systems equipment, allowing the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center to establish and sustain training for transitioning military and veterans in high-demand advanced manufacturing and industrial equipment maintenance
First Step Staffing
Connect thousands of veterans, returning citizens, and men and women who are experiencing homelessness with sustainable employment, supporting them on the path to self-sufficiency
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Help survivors of domestic violence harness their skills to achieve financial independence and self-sufficiency
Center for Civic Innovation
Launch a network and support system for 100 diverse female entrepreneurs in Atlanta who are addressing our city’s greatest social and economic challenges
Meet the judges
Meet our panel of judges who helped review the submissions and select the winners.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Chamber of Commerce
President, Community Foundation of Central Georgia
John H. Harland Dean of Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Atlanta Science Festival