California

Google helps California businesses move toward their goals.

$80.65 billion

of economic activity

In 2019, Google helped provide $80.65 billion of economic activity for 242,700 California businesses, publishers, nonprofits, creators, and developers

2.06 million

California businesses

More than 2.06 million California businesses received requests for directions, phone calls, bookings, reviews and other direct connections to their customers from Google in 2019

$89.36 million

of free advertising

In 2019, Google provided $89.36 million of free advertising to California nonprofits through the Google Ad Grants program

50,000+

Google employees

More than 50,000 Californians are employed full-time by Google

Investing in local communities

As our company expands with more than 75,000 employees in the U.S., we’re committed to playing a positive role in each of the communities where we live and work.

$285+ million

in grants

Since 2005, Google.org has awarded over $285 million in grants to California organizations and nonprofits

$495+ million

in charitable giving

Since 2004, our employees based in California—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $495 million in charitable giving to nonprofits

$22 million

grant to address homelessness

Since 2009, Google has awarded $22 million in grants to support organizations in California addressing homelessness

Our home in the Golden State

Google is proud to call California home, with our global headquarters based in Mountain View as well as six other offices throughout the state.

“At Google, we are technology optimists. Not because we believe in technology, but because we believe in people”

Sundar Pichai

CEO, Alphabet Inc.

Mountain View

Our headquarters has come a long way from its humble roots in a Menlo Park garage, but our innovative Silicon Valley spirit is stronger than ever. We continue to grow our global headquarters as the city’s largest employer and longtime community neighbor. On the Mountain View campus, we work on cutting-edge products that are changing the way billions of people use technology.

Google youth I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheater with local students

Google in the Community

Mountain View is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work.  Since 2004,  our employees based in Mountain View—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $328 million in charitable giving. We’ve also served over 514,000 hours of volunteer and pro bono work with nonprofits and schools in areas we’re passionate about, including STEM education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

Los Angeles

Google Los Angeles was established in 2003. The L.A. campus moved from its Santa Monica location in 2011, starting in the Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building and expanding to include six buildings, each referred to as a “BIN” in homage to the binoculars.

Our Los Angeles teams represent one of Google's largest engineering presences outside of Mountain View, with Googlers sitting in our three campuses across the city in Beverly Hills, Playa Vista, and Venice. LA-based computer scientists, product managers, and engineers have worked on major products at Google, including Android, ChromeOS, YouTube, Ads, VR, Apps, Machine Intelligence, and Photos, to name a few.

Google in the Community

Los Angeles is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work.  Since 2011, our employees based in Los Angeles—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $10 million in charitable giving. We’ve also served over 23,000 hours of volunteer and pro bono work with nonprofits and schools in areas we’re passionate about, including STEM education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

San Francisco

Google San Francisco is one of many Google offices in the Bay Area and is our third largest office. We opened in 2007 and are continuing to grow. San Francisco-based computer scientists, product managers, and engineers have worked on major products at Google—including Search, Android, Payments, and Cloud. In San Francisco, engineers work alongside marketing and sales employees, who mainly focus on clients in the new Cloud marketing.

Google in the Community

San Francisco is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work. Since 2007,  our employees based in San Francisco—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $50 million in charitable giving. We’ve also served over 93,000 hours of volunteer and pro bono work with nonprofits and schools in areas we’re passionate about, including STEM education, homelessness, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

Sunnyvale

Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the San Francisco Bay, with San Jose to the south, Mountain View to the north, and NASA Ames Research Center and Moffett Federal Airfield next door, you’ll find one of Google’s largest global campuses in Sunnyvale.

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.

Google in the Community

Sunnyvale is our home and we’re committed to playing a positive role in the communities in which we live and work.  Since 2008, our employees based in Sunnyvale—with matching contributions from Google—have donated over $63 million in charitable giving. We’ve also served over 137,000 hours of volunteer and pro bono work with nonprofits and schools in areas we’re passionate about, including STEM education, economic opportunity, and access to the Internet.

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