In the community
We’re committed to playing a positive role in every community we are a part of around the world. Through grant-making and local initiatives that utilize our tools and expertise, we will be working in Quilicura to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, nonprofits and individuals create and thrive in a sustainable, knowledge-based economy. We are also always on the lookout for opportunities for Googlers to share their expertise and their time with the local community.
Once we have finished building our data center in late 2013, we will launch a formal community grants program in Quilicura that will support organizations and initiatives that focus on three issues we’re passionate about: science and technology education, carbon reduction, and access to the Internet. We are still finalizing the details of the program, so please check back here for more information on how to apply and the types of grants we will make available.
Google is also committed to supporting innovation that will contribute to carbon reduction. We welcome proposals from data center communities that will lead to less carbon emissions in the immediate region, including projects that will increase the renewable energy mix powering our data centers. Applicants can be non-profit or for-profit entrepreneurs and can include efficiency enhancements as well as the generation of new energy sources. We’ll be looking for cost of generation, innovation, and total carbon reduction. Concept papers are accepted at any time. To submit proposals, please contact us.
If you’d like to suggest additional ways that Google can become more involved in the community, please contact us.