Apps for Good, a winner of UK's Google Impact Challenge, provides app training for kids.

Calling Local Innovators

The Google Impact Challenge travels to different regions, asking local nonprofits how they would use innovation to make a better world, and inviting the public to vote for the projects with the greatest impact potential.

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Bay Area

Bay Area nonprofits help address some of our biggest challenges, from poverty and education to housing. They are improving lives every day and have many ideas for doing even more. We want to work with them to grow their impact. The Bay Area Impact Challenge invites nonprofits to share their most innovative ideas for making our communities an even better place to live. A panel of advisors will help review the submissions and everyone can vote for the winners. Four winners will receive a $500,000 grant, support from Google, and access to co-working space to turn their idea into a reality. An additional 21 organizations will also receive funding.

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We’re inviting Brazilian nonprofits to tell us how they would use technology, innovation and Google’s support to tackle the world’s toughest problems. Four nonprofits, including the organization with the most public votes, will receive a 1 million BRL Global Impact Award and assistance from Google to make their idea a reality. Applications are due March 12.

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The Google Impact Challenge in India encouraged Indian nonprofits to share how they would use tech innovation and Google support to improve India and the world. Launched in August 2013, the public selected Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives (SANA) to receive an Rs 3 crore (approximately $500,000) Global Impact Award. On October 31, the 10 finalists pitched to a judging panel and Agastya, Digital Green Trust, and Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy were also selected as Global Impact Awardees.

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The Google Impact Challenge in the UK culminated in June 2012 with 10 finalists pitching to judges that included Sir Richard Branson and Sir Tim Berners-Lee. SolarAid, Integrity Action, and CDI Apps for Good were chosen as Global Impact Awardees. The UK public voted for the Zoological Society of London as their fan favorite for a project that will protect wildlife with advanced camera traps. The four winners each received a $750,000 Global Impact Award to make their project a reality.