In 2015, Google made an additional $300 million investment towards the expansion of the Douglas County facility.
Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $9.1 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Georgia.
Since 2006, Google has awarded more than $4 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Georgia universities through Research at Google.
Google facilities consume 50 percent less energy compared to the typical data center.
We aspire to make Google an institution that makes the world a better place.”Larry Page CEO & Founder, Alphabet Inc.
Data centers are what keep the Internet up and running. Our employees at the Douglas County data center work to keep Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and many other Google applications operational, enabling Google to provide fast and reliable services around the clock to millions of people.
In June 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal joined us in breaking ground on the most recent expansion to our facility with an additional investment of $300 million in the state of Georgia.
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 $9.1 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Georgia 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:
- Hosting our annual Georgia Gravity Games in partnership with Georgia Tech and the city of Douglasville. Students across Georgia were invited to build and race gravity-powered cars in downtown Douglasville, using gravity to propel their cars past the finish line.
- Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to twelve students to attend Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, and Spelman College.
- More than $4 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Georgia universities since 2006 through Research at Google.