$35.9 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $35.9 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in Washington.

$10 million

Since 2005, Google has awarded $10 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to the University of Washington through Research at Google.

Google spans both sides of Lake Washington with offices in Kirkland and Seattle. We opened our first small Washington office in Kirkland in 2004, moved into our current three-building campus in 2009, and opened our fourth building in 2015. The Seattle sales office opened its doors in Fremont in 2006 and expanded in 2007 to include engineering teams.

Like many of our offices across the country, Google Seattle has a dog-friendly policy that allows well-behaved canines to come to work with their human Googlers.

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 $35.9 million in grants and employee-matched giving to Washington nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet. 

Training rooms allow us to provide space to local nonprofit organizations for meetings and events.

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 Computer Science Summer Institute, a two-week, all-expenses-paid summer development program for 30 high school graduates at Google Seattle.
  • Awarding $10 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to the University of Washington since 2005 through Research at Google.
Local Googlers pack boxes of donations for a DonorsChoose.org event where Google funded over $330,000 of classroom projects in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.

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