Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $17.8 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Texas.
Since 2005, Google has awarded nearly $3 million in Ph.D fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to universities in Texas through Research at Google.
To know Austin is to love Austin! We're consistently recognized among the most wired, innovative, educated, fit, and rockin' cities in the U.S. From supporting computer science education to entrepreneurship to bridging the digital divide, Austin Googlers are excited about having an impact in our community and inspiring the next generation of tech innovators!”Greg Garrison Head of SWE Channels
In 2017, we moved into our new office in downtown Austin on 2nd Street—within the city’s ecodistrict and with close proximity to the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Independent School District.
Google Austin houses teams for Android, Google Cloud, Google Play, people operations, finance, legal, and engineering.
Google in the community
We’re committed to playing a positive role in each of the communities in which we live and work. Since 2011, we’ve awarded $17.8 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Texas nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.
Google for education
We believe that every student and every educator, in every classroom, deserves the tools and skills that set them up for success in building the future they want for themselves. That’s why we’re committed to supporting students, partnering with educators, building products, and making impactful investments that help enhance and expand education through technology.
Because the importance of, and real world demand for, digital skills is only increasing, every student from grade school through grad school should have the opportunity to explore computer science and engineering. Whether or not they choose to pursue it, they should have the chance to be the creators—not just the consumers—of technology.
We work to positively impact the world through our products, programs, people, and philanthropy. Our local support for education efforts includes:
- Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to one student to attend Rice University.
- Awarding nearly $3 million in Ph.D fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to universities in Texas since 2005 through Research at Google.