$36.3 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $36.3 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Massachusetts.

$16 million

Since 2005, Google has awarded more than $16 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Massachusetts universities and colleges through Research at Google.

Google opened a small Boston sales office in 2003, joined a new engineering team in Cambridge in 2006, and opened our current office in 2008. Our team has expanded quickly, and in 2014 we completed construction to connect three Cambridge Center buildings into one campus.

Our Cambridge office has Google employees working in sales and many product areas, including travel, networking infrastructure, Android, YouTube, and Google Play.

Google Cambridge hosts regular Google for Nonprofits trainings for local organizations to learn how to best use the free Google tools and services we provide to nonprofit organizations.

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 $36.3 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Massachusetts nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

In partnership with locally headquartered nonprofit, Citizen Schools, Cambridge hosts more than a dozen Googler-taught apprenticeships each year, educating middle school students in an expanded school day setting. Apprenticeships in recent semesters have been focused on STEM topics, such as robotics, coding, math, and physics, but also range anywhere from music to mindfulness.

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 four students to attend Boston University and Wellesley. 
  • More than $16 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Massachusetts universities and colleges since 2005 through Research at Google.

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