Xperedon Fundraising Tools
Advertisment

GOOGLE GRANTS: Charity innovation grants

04/01/2013 by Alan Cole in the UK

Google’s Global Impact Awards lends power to growth in venture philanthropy for 2013

Google’s first wave of Impact Awards boosts innovation into 2013 with a total 23 million USD investment, adding weight to a growing interest in venture philanthropy as a catalyst for social impact success...



Google announced the awards for 2013 and beyond are for a series of projects from innovative organisations using technology to tackle global humanitarian challenges.

Organisations benefiting from the first rounds of awards include charity: water and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)...

Water monitoring technologies using real-time data is the project being funded by the search giant Google for charity: water...

The water aid non-profit is benefiting from a $5 million award to pilot the installation of real-time water monitoring technologies by 2015, at 4,000 water points across Africa...

WWF’s innovation project involves developing new systems to tackle wildlife trafficking for endangered species like tigers, elephants and rhinos and also benefits from a 5 million USD windfall...

WWF says it will adapt and implement the use of integrated sensors to tag animals and use remote systems to assist wildlife patrols in their protection of the animals...

“With this grant we can create an umbrella of technology to protect wildlife from global crime syndicates...” explained Carter Roberts, WWF CEO.

The development could be a vital resource to assist overstretched conservationists as they face a resurgence in wildlife crime, especially for rhino and elephant ivory trafficking that is soaring...

WWF says with the assistance of Google it is testing its technologies across Africa and Asia...

“Poaching of wildlife is a global problem that requires innovative technology and scalable solutions...” adds Director of Giving at Google, Jacquelline Fuller...

Google’s awards share $23 million with seven organisations that have a potential to achieve a huge impact in their chosen areas...

The awards can be seen as part of an emerging industry of investments from pioneering business leaders that are interested in promoting sizeable long-term social impact returns via social organisations, through innovation and capacity building...

A European venture philanthropy industry report last year from the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) revealed venture philanthropy investments from their members had already generated over Euro 1 billion across Europe alone...with the global market in venture philanthropy, according to JP Morgan, expected to reach up to the one trillion USD mark in the next decade...


Charity News every weekday
Written and edited in London and Geneva All Xperedon news articles are original and are written by the Xperedon news team. The team is headed in the UK by Alan Cole, an experienced award-winning journalist and copywriter. Alan has previously worked in-house for UK publishers, Pearson Media (Financial Times) and Northcliffe Newspapers, among others, and is an accredited member of the National Union of Journalists, UK.

Send us your Charity News Got Something to Share? Send us your charity news articles

If you have some Charity / Philanthropy / Fundraising news you'd like to share with us, or an RSS feed that you would like us to include on www.giving-news.com, please email us your news articles here and we'll take care of the rest.

Follow us on Twitter
We tweet all Xperedon Charity News and retweet the "best of the rest" all day, every weekday

Join the conversation

Cloud-based specialist industry-specific web development and IT systems can offer specific long-term benefits for charities.

Xperedon logo

30/01/2015

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have presented £340,000 to UK-based charities, including The Royal British Legion.

Farooq Mirza

30/01/2015

A charity-backed online petition calling on Prince William to support a campaign to end dolphin drives at Taiji in Japan, has reached 100,000 signatures.

Dolphin campaigners

29/01/2015

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance with a USD 1.55 billion pledge.

Quality analysis

29/01/2015

US research into the annual Giving Tuesday fundraising event shows the charity initiative has taken off online.

Fishing-planet

28/01/2015

A Jordanian peacebuilding NGO is amongst the charitable organisations rejoicing after inclusion in a global top 500 NGOs list.

Generations For Peace

28/01/2015

Scottish charity announces strategy to support people with dementia, and youngsters who have experienced care across Scotland.


27/01/2015

British nature charity welcomes natural capital report that suggests investment in nature will support the country’s economic growth.

Morning Mist

27/01/2015

Many people want charities to focus more on helping others in need more directly, rather than campaigning, reveals new think tank report.

Quality analysis

26/01/2015

UN refugee agency UNHCR and partners appeal for backing, as unrest in the Central African Republic generates growing refugee crisis.

CAR refugees in Cameroon

23/01/2015

Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundations award $315,000 in grants focusing on the AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States.


22/01/2015

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has received a $50 million gift from philanthropist Raymond G Perelman.

CHOP-hospital

21/01/2015

As the Davos World Economic Forum meetings get underway a leading hunger org has appealed for more corporate investment in zero poverty initiatives; meanwhile business leaders attending the event in Switzerland are calling for structural reforms to encourage economic growth.

Fishing

21/01/2015

Humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and neighbouring countries is building due to increased raids by Boko Haram terror group.

UNICEF-logo

21/01/2015

Moderate physical activity could be an even greater driver of longevity than previously thought, reveals university study.

Runng for charity

20/01/2015

Charitable rescue station singled out for praise by civil liberties coordinator, as numbers of migrants fleeing to Europe continues to grow.

MOAS

20/01/2015

Subscribe to the Weekly Newsletter

Receive a weekly round up of News from Xperedon, delivered to your inbox.

   
 
 
   

$3 million donation for science education centre and STEM teacher training as part of innovative non-profit partnership.

Philanthropy

07/01/2015

An independent school in the USA is celebrating after receiving an estate donation of $19 million from an anonymous benefactor.

Fishing for donors

30/12/2014

Founder of charity working in one of the world’s poorest countries says it’s food, clothes and education that destitute children need this Christmas not toys.

Orphans helped by CONTESA

08/12/2014

Free online education provider offers Internet course to help combat Ebola virus.


19/11/2014

Sport for development, health and education non-profits have been recognised for their work in India delivering vital services, via the 2014 India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Yogendra Bhushan

22/10/2014

Fundraising campaign launched by the Dalai Lama Foundation for a multimedia project celebrating the life and works of the 14th Dalai Lama.

 Dalai Lama

13/10/2014

Figure skaters from an innovative non-profit org combining ice skating with academic training are playing a starring role at the opening of the Rockefeller ice rink in New York.

The Rink Rockefeller Center

10/10/2014

Research into the impact of an educational computer game is one of six projects receiving funding to investigate the value of neuroscience as an aid to teaching and learning in schools.

Denis Mareschal

09/10/2014

British nature charity welcomes natural capital report that suggests investment in nature will support the country’s economic growth.

Morning Mist

27/01/2015

New York-based family foundation, JM Kaplan Fund, launches innovation prize to boost social entrepeneurs, including environmental and human rights projects.


15/01/2015

Environmental campaigners call for urgent action as UK Environmental Audit Committee identifies need to improve air pollution controls in UK.

Sky

10/12/2014

As UN talks get underway, environmental and development charities are calling on leaders to deliver a solid and financially supported plan of action on climate change: to protect civilian populations and especially the world's poorest countries.

solar

01/12/2014

Pew environment group praises protections for ecologically important crustaceans.

Emperor penguins

03/11/2014

Maintain the UK's solar energy revolution say environmental charities and renewable energy groups.

Sunset

09/10/2014

Six million people have signed an environmental charity's petition calling for a global sanctuary around the North Pole, and a ban on offshore drilling in the Arctic.

iceberg

02/10/2014

Largest ever public demonstration on climate change backs NGO calls for urgent action on carbon emissions, and climate resilience.

Sunset in England

22/09/2014

A charity-backed online petition calling on Prince William to support a campaign to end dolphin drives at Taiji in Japan, has reached 100,000 signatures.

Dolphin campaigners

29/01/2015

US research into the annual Giving Tuesday fundraising event shows the charity initiative has taken off online.

Fishing-planet

28/01/2015

Following data showing a surge in online giving in the latter part of 2014, tech specialists are urging charities to make use of smart fundraising technology.

Online

30/12/2014

Charities could take advantage of increased donations online this Christmas by focusing on user-friendly websites and secure online donation processing, suggests a festive fundraising report.


17/12/2014

Free online education provider offers Internet course to help combat Ebola virus.


19/11/2014

Lottery funds awarded to charity to help digitally excluded people with sight or hearing impairments, to gain access to online skills and everyday technology.

RNIB logo

24/09/2014

Innovative research project assessing the problem of youth homelessness is one of the winners of the 2014 UK Google Impact Challenge.

Centrepoint

11/08/2014

Sustained growth in online charity donations, year on year, confirms how online donations technology is vital.

Keyboard giving

01/08/2014