Meet the winners
Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives (SANA)
Integrated water & sanitation system to support healthy villages
Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Apps to connect citizens with the government
Network of motorbike science labs to educate rural kids
Digital Green Trust
Video hub to scale agricultural training
Digital toolkit to prevent gender-based violence
Prayas Energy Group
Monitoring dashboard to improve power supply quality
Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group
Online marketplace to organize waste collection
Digital mapping to improve slum sanitation
Open source platform to create & translate children's books
Going to School Fund
Mobile games & books to teach kids entrepreneurial skills
About the challenge
Four organisations, including the fan favourite, received a Rs 3 crore Global Impact Award and support from Google to help make their vision a reality.
The four winning projects are using technology to tackle the world's toughest problems. Thousands of non-profits entered the Google Impact Challenge, and the awardees were chosen by our panel of judges and a public vote. Inspired by the passion and the projects of each of the finalists, Google decided to award each additional non-profit in the top ten with Rs 1.5 crore in seed funding.
Watch the videos below to discover the projects that made the top ten, watch the video to the left to view the final event, or click here to watch a recap of the Google Impact Challenge in India.
On 31st October, 10 finalists pitched their projects to our panel of judges who selected three Awardees and unveiled the fan favourite.
Anu Aga was the Chairperson of Thermax Limited from 1996 to 2004. Since her retirement, she is actively involved in the social sector and her focus is education for the underprivileged.
Nikesh Arora serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google Inc. where he helps shape the future of business online. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Jacquelline Fuller leads Google Giving, investing more than $50 million a year in tech innovators creating transformational impact at scale.
Ram Shriram is a founding board member of Google Inc. He is also the founder of Sherpalo, a mentor capital firm that supports the development and commercialization of early-stage disruptive new technologies. Ram is on the Board of Trustees at Stanford University.
Jayant Sinha is Managing Director of Omidyar Network India Advisors, one of the world's leading impact investing firms, where he leads overall investment strategy and operations in India.