$2.5 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $2.5 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in South Carolina.

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 Berkeley County data center work to keep Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, and other Google applications operational, so that Google can provide fast and reliable services around the clock to millions of people.

As we continue to grow in the Palmetto State, we’ve supported technology education, empowered local small businesses through online tools and support, and helped build a culture of innovation in the Lowcountry.

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 $2.5 million in grants and employee-matched giving to South Carolina 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 2016, Berkeley County Schools became South Carolina’s first school system to have a Rolling Study Hall—an initiative to provide Internet access and devices for students with long commutes to rural communities. At the end of the day, teachers board the school buses to help students with their homework.
  • Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to one student to attend College of Charleston. 
  • Our annual “Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition” in partnership with The Citadel Foundation since 2011. The competition brings together local high schoolers, Citadel cadets, engineers, scientists, and executives to build and launch trebuchets (similar to medieval catapults) applying STEM principles. The event draws several thousand students and parents each year.

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