$2.5 billion

Since the data center was built in 2007, Google has committed more than $2.5 billion of investment in Council Bluffs.

$1.9 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $1.9 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Iowa.

50% less

Google facilities consume 50 percent less energy compared to the typical data center.

Data centers are what keep the Internet up and running. Our employees at the Council Bluffs 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.

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 $1.9 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Iowa 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: 

  • In 2015, Google gave more than $90,000 to Council Bluffs Community School District (CBCSD) to fund STEM and computer science programs. Since 2012, we’ve given more than $360,000 in grants to CBCSD through Google’s Data Center Community Grants program.

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