The world is passing through a difficult phase. The threat of the deadly virus is there until a vaccine comes up. There are nonprofit organizations working day and night to create economic opportunity. Many people have lost their source of income too.
But these organizations are struggling to manage funds to scale up the activity. Google has found an innovative way to help nonprofits.
Rewarding Opportunity Creators
Google announced an initiative seeking applications from nonprofits with bold and creative ideas to create economic opportunity. The company announced five winners of the Nebraska Google.org Impact Challenge. Each winner would get $175,000.
The search engine giant is building a $600 million data center near Nebraska Highway 50 and Schram Road in Papillion.
The philanthropic arm of the company announced the names of five Nebraska nonprofits. They were from Omaha, Green Island, Lincoln, and Kearny.
One of the winners, Greater Omaha Worklab, provides personalized coaching and resource navigation to help people succeed. Another in the list of winners is the New Americans Task Force. The company helps immigrants and refugees learn high-skills and build careers.
Empowering to Excel
Since it is all about creating economic opportunity, judges selected Kearney Works, which helps the rural workforce better equip the job market. Metropolitan Community College will also receive $175,000 for supporting the Omaha Correctional Center residents.
Judges from Nebraska also selected Native360 Loan Fund Inc. The company provides access to affordable capital for small businesses in Green Island.
Applauding the initiative to help nonprofits, Gov. Pete Ricketts said in a press statement. “We are very grateful for Google’s continued investment in Nebraska.”
“These funds will go far in helping deserving nonprofits create innovative solutions for their communities. They can accelerate economic growth across the state,” the portal quoted Ricketts.
Google also aims to provide an additional $125,000 to one of the nonprofits. The recipients will be decided through public voting.
This program is a great way of doing good for businesses. During this tough time it’s great to see innovative ways to keep businesses open and thriving.