Google has launches Google for Nonprofits to help solve Covid-19 challenge

Google has announced its philanthropic arm, Google.org will be giving a grant to Teach for countries, a non-profit organization focused on support for students in undeserved communities in various countries while the COVID-19 school closures persist.

The aim is to assists nonprofit organizations to work more quickly and efficiently to reach a wider audience,  finding new donors and volunteers, working more efficiently, and getting supporters to take action. Google for Nonprofits is currently available in 50+ countries.

The Google for Nonprofits is to empower not-for-profit organizations by providing them with free premium services.

The qualified nonprofits can gain access to programs such as G Suite for Nonprofits and nonprofit discounts for G Suite Business and Enterprise, Google Ad Grants, YouTube Nonprofit program and Google Maps Platform

Once qualified,you can grant of up to $10,000 a month that is available for six months through October 2020.

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To be eligible for the Google for Nonprofits program, it must be a registered nonprofit charitable organization and verified .It must also meet eligibility criteria listed on the Google for Nonprofits page-

The following people are not qualify to apply.

1.,A governmental entity or organization
2.A hospital or health care organization (charitable arms or foundations associated with healthcare organizations are eligible).
3.A school, academic institution, or university (philanthropic arms of educational organizations are eligible).

Eligibility guidelines

1. Registered as a charitable organization in one of the countries listed below. All organizations must be verified as a nonprofit organization by TechSoup or the local TechSoup partner

2.Organizations must be funds, bodies, or institutions listed under the Fifth Schedule of the Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) or engaged in activities introduced with the Amendment of the Fifth Schedule and certified by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to receive tax-deductible donations.

(Note: Although many legal forms may be tax exempt, only associations with incorporated trustees and companies limited by guarantee are eligible.)

For other countries check your Eligibility here

Google also introduce 2-year grant fund for teacher fellowship program to ensure more students in underserved communities get access to quality education, delivered by well-trained teaching staff.

Exploring Google for Education products for K-12 classrooms of all sizes
Google collaborates with teachers and administrators to design and improve Google products to meet student needs.

The G Suite and Classroom are free for schools, and shareable Chromebooks extend the benefits of technology easily and affordably to more students—with 24/7 support and multiple layers of security to keep students and data safe.

Google for Education products are easy to deploy, use, and manage. With a few clicks, IT administrators can set up new devices and manage policies across an entire school or district. Automated, cloud-based management streamlines processes and ensures all users stay up to date.

Google for Education gives teachers the freedom to spend more time personalizing the learning experience, and less time managing it. Students can learn 21st-century problem-solving and the skills they’ll use in their future careers, with accessibility features that help every student do their best work.

Google training resources and programs for upskilling teachers working in target communities will be deployed, and Google Digital Skills training curriculum and resources will be leveraged for this program.

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