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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska, 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.
New Americans Task Force: CareerLadder
Connect Lincoln’s immigrants and refugees to high-skill and high-wage career pathways
Native360 Loan Fund, Inc.
Provide Native American entrepreneurs with customized, ongoing technical assistance plans and access to industry-specific consultants and coaches
Metropolitan Community College
Develop a unique self-hosted computer training system to prepare Omaha Correctional Center residents for successful re-entry with stackable, nationally recognized information technology credentials–creating a tech worker pipeline that benefits both the community and the re-entry population
Tackle the issues of rural workforce development through no-cost services to help all clients be workforce ready
Greater Omaha Worklab (GrOW)
Partner with employers and nonprofit organizations to support the needs of vulnerable employees by offering on-site resource navigation and personalized coaching—empowering employees to achieve stability and success in all aspects of their lives
Meet the judges
Meet our panel of judges who helped review the submissions and select the winners.
Executive Director, Greater Fremont Development Council
Talent Development Consultant and Adjunct Leadership Instructor for MindSet, LLC
President and Chief Operating Officer, Gallup Inc.
Co-Founder, President and CEO of 21st Century Equipment, LLC
Diversity manager, Nebraska Public Power District and President, Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chief Product Officer and