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Let’s create more opportunity in Minnesota together

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 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.

Meet the winners

Our judges have selected the five winners. These five nonprofits are pursuing big ideas to create economic opportunity in Minnesota, 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.

Meet the judges

Meet our panel of judges who helped review the submissions and select the winners.

  • Eric Dayton

    Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Askov Finlayson

  • Shawntera M. Hardy

    Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Civic Eagle

  • Susan Marvin

    Chair of the Board, The Marvin Companies

  • Gersson Rosas

    President of Basketball Operations, Minnesota Timberwolves

  • Tony Sertich

    President, Northland Foundation

  • Sandra Vargas

    Senior Executive Leadership Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Former President and Chief Executive Officer, The Minneapolis Foundation