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 Minnesota 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.
Genesys Works Twin Cities
Break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities while reducing disparities in STEM careers through long-term, programming that begins in high school and provides opportunities for college work experiences and ongoing support to achieve professional success
Expand Tech Dump’s work readiness training program for adults with a history of incarceration and addiction, through the addition of a leadership institute to equip our trainees to be community leaders
First Children’s Finance
Increase the supply of child care in rural Minnesota, using an economic development perspective to leverage local resources, investments and public-private partnerships to increase the number of child care slots available to families
Break boundaries to increase and accelerate opportunities for young people from communities of color to fearlessly succeed in creative careers
Hmong American Farmers Association
Launch a unique community-supported agriculture (CSA) box that will provide a weekly supply of fresh, locally grown, healthy food to low-income, food-insecure families in the Twin Cities metropolitan area