$270 million

Since 2011, Google has donated a total of $270 million in charitable giving to nonprofits and schools in California.

$31 million

Since 2005, Google has awarded more than $31 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to California universities through Research at Google.

Here in the heart of the original Silicon Valley, innovation is happening everywhere—from our Cloud team developing exciting new products and services, to moving into our latest office spaces which include interconnected building projects, the creation of green spaces connecting campuses with the community, and the creative restoration of local habitats.

Googlers volunteering at Sunnyvale Community Services Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway.

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 $270 million in grants and employee-matched giving to California nonprofits and schools in areas that we’re passionate about, including science and technology education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

CS First event at Columbia Middle School.

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: 

  • Awarding scholarships to aspiring computer scientists from underrepresented groups—in 2017 to twelve students to attend California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Harvey Mudd College, Loyola Marymount University, Mills College, Minerva Schools at KGI, Stanford University, and University of California - Davis, Merced, and San Diego. 
  • More than $31 million in Ph.D. fellowships and Faculty Research Awards to California universities since 2005 through Research at Google.

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