Google’s charitable arm ups coronavirus relief to $100 million

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Google.org is putting more cash behind coronavirus relief.

 


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Google’s charitable arm, Google.org, is promising another $50 million in grants for COVID-19 relief.

In a post Wednesday, Google.org vice president Jacquelline Fuller stated the cash follows earlier allocations of $10 million for range knowing, $15 million for health and science, and $25 million for financial relief and healing, bringing the overall to $100 million.

Fuller stated the grants are “focused on the areas where our resources and people can have the most impact.”

Additionally, Google.org Fellows (a program in which Google staff members can do as much as 6 months of pro bono work to “accelerate the social impact of nonprofits and civic entities”) will offer 50,000 hours to tasks connected to COVID-19, the breathing illness brought on by the book coronavirus.

Outside of Google.org, Google promised $800 million for coronavirus relief in locations like complimentary marketing for little and medium-size services and Google Cloud credits for academics and scientists.

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