Google Raises $1 Million in Charity From Chrome Extension

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Last week, Google launched a Chrome extension in which every tab users opened would contribute to charitable donations to The Nature Conservancy, charity: water, Un Techo para mi País, Doctors Without Borders, and Room to Read for planting trees, providing clean water, building shelters, administering vaccinations, and publishing books.

Here's where the donations went: 

- 60,599,541 tabs were opened to contribute to $1 million raised. 

- $245,278 toward planting trees in the Atlantic Forest, one of the world’s endangered tropical forests.

- $232,791 toward providing clean water, by building freshwater wells for communities in developing nations.

- $112,078 toward building shelter, to be constructed by volunteers for impoverished families in Latin America.

- $267,336 toward administering vaccinations against meningitis to combat outbreaks in Africa.

- $142,518 toward publishing books by local writers and illustrators, which will be created and donated to schools and libraries across Asia and Africa.

Chrome Charity Tabs

"We're glad to connect Chrome users with these important causes all around the world -- so much so that we're already thinking of more Chrome for a Cause projects for the future!" says product marketing manager Sarah Nahm.

Google says it will make the donations at the end of the year. As for the extension, if you keep it installed, you will receive updates on future initiatives Google will utilize it for.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.