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Google is offering $25 million in grants to nonprofits addressing economic inequalities faced by women and girls around the world. A fitting announcement for International Women’s Day, the launch is part of Google.org’s latest Impact Challenge.
“When women and girls have the resources and opportunities to turn their potential into power, it changes the trajectory of their lives and strengthens entire communities,” Google.org President Jacquelline Fuller wrote in a blog announcement.
In partnership with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Fuller called for charitable initiatives working to address everything from “barriers to economic equality” to “cultivating entrepreneurship” to “developing financial independence.” The company previously funded organizations like National Domestic Workers Alliance, Solar Sister, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and The Asia Foundation.
While gender inequity dates back far before COVID-19, the global pandemic has worsened conditions for women, who are almost twice as likely to lose their jobs during lockdown. According to the National Women’s Law Center, women in the US alone were let go from more than 5.4 million jobs in 2020 (accounting for 55% of net losses).
“Job cuts, income loss, and lack of access to education will prevent the economic advancement of women and girls, particularly those from underserved communities, for generations to come,” Fuller said. “We have a collective responsibility to make sure that generations of women and girls from all walks of life can live in a world where they are treated equally and reach their full potential.”
Working on an innovative project that supports women and girls? Have a bold idea that will transform economic opportunities for ladies? Apply by April 9 for a chance to receive between $300,000 and $2 million in funding, plus additional support from Google.
The 2021 Impact Challenge judging panel boasts an impressive lineup, including US National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rigoberta Menchú Tum, artist Shakira, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and LGBTQ+ activist and author Jazz Jennings, among others.
Selected organizations will be announced in late 2021. Confused about the process? Sign up online for one of nine digital application workshop sessions from March 15 to 17. Recorded versions will also be available to watch later.
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