Google Willing To Pay $1 Million To Iowa Non-Profits
Iowa non-profits listen up. Google wants to hear some "innovative ideas to grow economic opportunity" in your community. If you've got a great one, it could be worth $1 million in funding for your group.
The tech giant unveiled it's Google.org Impact Challenge Iowa on Monday at the Des Moines Public Library. The initiative will award $175,000 and provide training to each of the five Iowa non-profits chosen from a pool of applicants. Interested groups have until May 17th to submit their application to g.co/iowa challenge.
After the five non-profits are chosen, Google will then open up a public vote to determine which one gets the additional $125,000, for a total $1 million investment. Iowa is the second state in which Google has held an Impact Challenge. A similar $1 million contest happened in Illinois in 2018. The company has also held citywide challenges in Cleveland, Colombia S.C., Pittsburgh, and Oklahoma City.