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 Iowa 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.
RefugeeRISE connects refugees in Iowa to education, jobs, and economic opportunity through a peer-to-peer refugee leadership model.
iJag helps young people in Iowa who have experienced significant challenges uncover their innate power and resiliency by connecting them with employers in high-demand industries.
Expanding their current young adult coding boot camp to train incarcerated individuals to become software developers and find gainful employment opportunities upon their release.
Expanding HEART (Housing Education and Rehabilitation Training) program to serve young adults disconnected from work through restoration projects that revitalize urban areas.
BVU’s Lamberti Center/ IA Lakes Corridor
Match-Learn-Launch: a program to match retiring business owners with new entrepreneurs, transitioning Iowa’s businesses to a thriving new generation.