From Google Pittsburgh:
Google Pittsburgh is proud to announce its community grant program, which will award grants of $2,000 to $10,000 to community organizations.
Our community grant making program invests in the following areas:
– Supporting technology education with a particular focus on K-12 science and math education for under-represented communities (STEM initiatives)
– Improving capacity for nonprofits/schools/government/small businesses/the arts through building technology and web infrastructure (i.e. cloud computing, online search, hardware)
– Online safety and privacy
– Reducing carbon footprint/green initiatives
– Increasing access to high-speed Internet
– Improving the environment for technology start-ups in Pittsburgh
When evaluating proposals, we consider:
– Impact of the program on the community.
– Measurable impact of the resources on achieving the mission.
– Collaboration with other organizations and the ability to leverage other resources in the community (particularly financial) to achieve the goal.
– Integration of Google in-kind resources (products) to maximize the impact.
– We will only fund projects that are focused on our geographic community as defined by the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties).
– We do not award grants on a multi-year basis and will judge applications based on the impact of the project in the year beginning on the date the grant is awarded.
Note that the following types of organization are NOT eligible for Google community grants:
– Organizations whose mission or activities include proselytizing on behalf of any religion.
– Organizations that make hiring choices based on race, gender, faith, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
– Google community grants are intended for non-profit and certain public organizations. We will not fund for-profit companies through this program.
We will award grants quarterly; the upcoming grant application deadline is June 2nd, 2011. Grant applications will be considered only for the quarter in which they are received, but organizations may resubmit their applications in later quarters.
Please fill out the following form to be considered for a community grant. All fields in the form are required. There are no artificial character or word limits, but please be concise.