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’re working to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, non-profits and individuals in Singapore 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.
Google provides community grants to local NGOs for projects that focus on:
- Boosting computer science and technology education.
- Improving the environment, with an emphasis on reducing carbon in the atmosphere.
- Bringing local culture online.
- Providing access to the Internet.
The grants are one-time. We aim to support building new, lasting capacity for an organization and expect the activities to continue into the future without additional funding. When evaluating proposals, we consider:
- Economic impact on the community where the data center is located.
- Clear, measurable goals for the project.
- Collaboration with other organizations and the ability to leverage other resources in the community.
Google community grants range from $5,000 to $50,000, and are intended for nonprofit and certain public organizations. We will not fund for-profit companies through this program. If you believe you have a project or program that fits these guidelines, please register and submit your proposal through our online application. Application deadlines are midnight on April 1 and September 1.
Google is also committed to creating a better web that's better for the environment. We welcome proposals from data center communities that reduce carbon emissions in the immediate region, including projects that increase the renewable energy mix powering our data centers. Applicants can be nonprofit or for-profit entrepreneurs. We’ll be looking for cost of generation, innovation, and total carbon reduction. 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.