March 9

Google Unveils $25 Million Global Grant for NGOs, Social Enterprises Working on Women Empowerment

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the tech giant, on Monday said it will provide $25 million in grants to non-profits and social enterprises globally, including in India, that are working on empowering girls and women.

The company, which has committed to supporting one million rural women entrepreneurs in India, also stated that its Internet Saathi digital literacy training programme has benefitted over 30 million women across the country.

“In India, in the past few years, we have invested more than $40 million alongside the entrepreneurs, the innovators, the non-profits who are doing amazing work. We announced another million-dollar initiative building on that work in particularly to …

Photo courtesy of Martin Jernberg.

Source: Deccan Herald (link opens in a new window)

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