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 Nevada 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 Nevada, 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.
Guide women recovering from trauma, including sex trafficking, substance addiction, domestic abuse and homelessness, to reenter the workforce and start a career that can help, ensure financial independence and sustainable self-reliant living
Provide technology and employability training for those who are entering, adapting to and advancing in today’s technology-rich, innovation-focused job market
Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS)
Equip underserved young adults with the critical skills, knowledge, and resilience to enter innovative fields, like autonomous systems, through education, mentorship, and on-the-job training
Nevada Industry Excellence
Bring manufacturing and tech together to make Industry 4.0 a reality in the Silver State
Nevada Small Business Development Center
Support Nevada entrepreneurs with access to resources they can use to succeed
Meet the judges
Meet our panel of judges who helped review the submissions and select the winners.
President, Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce and the Opa Group LLC
International Motivational Speaker, 3x Paralympic Medalist and NY Times Best-selling Author
30th Nevada Governor
Mary Beth Sewald
President and Chief Executive Officer, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce
Chief Executive Officer, Rural Nevada Development Corporation
Christopher P. Askin, CSPG, CFRE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada
President and Chief Executive Officer, Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology