Environmental education group, NatureBridge, said today it has received a $4 million grant from the Google Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.
Over a three-year period, the grant will help NatureBridge serve more students and teachers with environmental education programs in more national parks and in the communities where they live.
With $4 million over a three-year period, NatureBridge will bring 10,000 additional K-12 students to its residential programs, develop community-based environmental education training programs, deliver hands-on training to 850 K-12 teachers, and find new ways to leverage technology for students and teachers in the field and at home.
“We are grateful for the millions of Google users who helped us ring in a strong year, and we want to do our part to help charitable organizations that have inspired us with creative and effective programs,” said Michael Terrell, Google Policy Counsel for Energy and Environmental Programs.
“We are pleased to support the great work of NatureBridge with funding that will provide thousands of students with environmental education in the national parks.”
In 2010, the Google, Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation gave over $145 million directly to non-profits and academic institutions. The grant to NatureBridge is part of Google's end-of-year $20 million thank you to its business partners for their continued support.