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Formation October 2005
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Website .org.googlewww, founded in October 2005, is the charitable arm of

  • Official website
  • Google Foundation
  • 100Project 10 (10100 = googol)
  • Google Finds It Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy

External links

  1. ^ "Google commits $1 billion to charity: Firm makes good on IPO pledge". Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  2. ^ Hafner, Katie (2006-09-14). "Philanthropy Google’s Way: Not the Usual". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Powering a clean energy revolution". Google. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Google Names Larry Brilliant as Executive Director of". Google, Inc. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Google Chief for Charity Steps Down on Revamp". 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Tech for good - catching up on". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  7. ^ San Francisco Business Times (2011-07-22). "Google named Bay Area's top corporate philanthropist". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
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  9. ^ "Projects". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  10. ^ "Google Person Finder". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  11. ^ "Google Public Alerts". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  12. ^ "Google Crisis Map". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  13. ^ "Google Flu Trends". Retrieved 2013-06-15. 
  14. ^ "Google Dengue Trends". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  15. ^ "Google for nonprofits". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
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See also

Google contributes services of some of its own employees to the foundation's work, and also funded the foundation with $90 million late in 2005. also manages the Google Foundation.[21] The foundation was founded earlier, with Google's help and with similar stated goals, and is a section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Google Foundation

In 2008, joined a number of renewable energy initiatives, including:

Renewable energy

  • Develop renewable energy cheaper than coal (RE[16] Though technical advancements resulted,[17] it did not meet its ambitious goal.
  • Accelerate the commercialization of plug-in electric vehicles (RechargeIT): seed innovation, demonstrate technology, inform the debate, and stimulate market demand to foster mass commercialization of plug-in vehicles.
  • Predict and Prevent: identify "hot spots" and enable rapid response to emerging threats, such as infectious disease and climate risk.
  • Inform and Empower to Improve Public Services: use information to empower citizens and communities, providers, and policymakers to improve the delivery of essential public services (such as education, health, water and sanitation) in the developing world.
  • Fuel the Growth of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: increase the flow of risk capital to small and medium-sized businesses in the developing world.

Past projects included:

  • Google Crisis Response which includes: Google Person Finder,[10] Google Public Alerts,[11] and Google Crisis Maps,[12] all supporting disaster relief efforts with critical tools and information.
  • Google Flu[13] & Dengue Trends [14] showing near real-time estimates of disease activity, based on aggregated search results
  • Google for Nonprofits[15] providing free or discounted access to some additional Google products for nonprofit organizations.'s current major projects, as of July 2012, are:[9]

A new project started in June 2014 is Made with Code,[8] uses coding programs to allow girls to become interested in the idea of coding and develop more female programmers over time.

Major initiatives

The company maintained high levels of giving while waiting to see what engineering solutions it could develop. In 2010, Google gave over $145 million to non-profits and academic institutions.[6] In the same year, Google was named the Bay Area's top corporate philanthropist by the San Francisco Business Times for giving $27.6 million to Bay Area charities.[7] Charitable funds come from, the Google Foundation and the company itself.

[5] The director from 2006 until 2009 was Dr.

In November 2007, announced RE (Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal), a project that will invest several hundred million dollars in order to produce renewable energy at a profit from wind and solar sources, particularly solar thermal energy. RE has the ultimate goal of creating more than a gigawatt of power (enough to power a city the size of San Francisco) from renewable sources that would be cheaper than energy produced from coal.[3]

Among its first projects is to develop a mass-produced plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can attain 100 mpg (miles per gallon) (see vehicle-to-grid).[2]


  • Overview 1
  • Major initiatives 2
  • Renewable energy 3
  • Google Foundation 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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