$17 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $17 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Oregon.

$1.5 million

Since 2006, Google has awarded more than $1.5 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Oregon colleges and universities through Research at Google.

16,000

The Dalles Imagination Learning Garden, a partnership between Google and The Dalles, is a 16,000-square-foot garden intended to promote sustainable gardening and healthy life habits.

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About 200 local middle and high school students participate in the annual Google Wind Challenge, held in partnership with Gorge Technology Alliance and Columbia Gorge Community College.

Data centers are what keep the Internet up and running. Our employees at the The Dalles 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 $17 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Oregon 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 the annual Wind Challenge and STEM Fair in partnership with the Gorge Technology Alliance and Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles. More than 200 middle school and high school students raced against the clock to build a functioning wind turbine with the help of Googler mentors. 
  • Partnering with the Gorge Technology Alliance and the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program to offer robotics programs for every public school in the five Gorge counties.
  • More than $1.5 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to Oregon colleges and universities since 2006 through Research at Google.

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