Google announced the launch of the Global Impact Awards today. These are designed to support organizations “using technology and innovative approaches to tackle some of the toughest human challenges,” Google says.
“From real-time sensors that monitor clean water to DNA barcoding that stops wildlife trafficking, our first round of awards provides $23 million to seven organizations changing the world,” Google’s “Director of Giving,” Jacquelline Fuller says.
Winners are: charity: water, Consortium for the Barcode of Life, DonorsChoose.org, Equal Opportunity Schools, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, GiveDirectly, and World Wildlife Fund. More on each of these here.
The company says it has supported organizations with over $100 million in grants, $1 billion in technology, and 50,000 hours of Googler volunteering this year.