$14.7 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $14.7 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Illinois.

$3 million

Since 2006, Google has awarded approximately $3 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Illinois universities and colleges through Research at Google.


Every year, over 1,000 students visit Google Chicago to be encouraged to explore computer science education.


The Google Art Project includes 150 works of art from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Google Chicago was one of our first offices outside of Mountain View. It is also one of our larger U.S. offices, home to over 750 full-time employees. Our Chicago teams work on major projects, including large customer sales, AdWords, and the technical infrastructure powering Search, DoubleClick advertising technologies, and user-data privacy & security.

In 2018, our CEO, Sundar Pichai, announced that Google will open or expand offices and data centers in 14 states, including Chicago.

Governor Rauner, Mayor Emanuel, and Alderman Burnett join Google executives to officially open Google Chicago’s new office in the West Loop in 2016.

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 $14.7 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Illinois nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

Google Chicago is committed to helping small businesses and start-ups succeed online and grow. We regularly host education seminars and, as pictured above, venture capital summits to attract more tech investment to Illinois.

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: 

  • Throughout the year, Google Chicago partners with Chicago Public Schools and Code.org to host a series of professional development trainings on computer science for hundreds of teachers and principals. In addition, we host more than a thousand students every year for career panels, coding workshops, and office tours. 
  • Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to two students to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology.
  • Approximately $3 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Illinois universities and colleges since 2006 through Research at Google.
Google is an engaged citizen in Chicago and works with many community groups and other organizations to make an impact in the community. Here, Google Chicago teamed up with the DuSable Museum of African American History to help Chicago public school students explore important moments in history with virtual reality.

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