Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $4.6 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Michigan.
Since 2006, Google has awarded approximately $3 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Michigan universities through Research at Google.
We aspire to make Google an institution that makes the world a better place.”Larry Page CEO & Co-founder, Alphabet Inc.
Google Ann Arbor is located next to the University of Michigan, Co-founder Larry Page’s alma mater. It first opened in a small space downtown in 2006, before moving into McKinley Towne Center in 2007. Our current office in Birmingham will relocate to Detroit in late 2018 and is the only Google sales office that focuses on a single sector—the auto industry.
Our Michigan offices are primarily sales offices for AdWords and AdSense, and Google Ann Arbor has recently expanded to include YouTube teams.
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 $4.6 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Michigan 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:
- Google partnership with Michigan’s Office of Film and Digital Media to bring CS First, our free online computer science curriculum, to Michigan middle school students.
- Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to two students to attend the University of Michigan and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
- Approximately $3 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Michigan Universities since 2006 through Research at Google.