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Google.org $40 million in grants includes antislavery groups

Organizations that work to educate people about slavery and put an end to the practice are among recipients of Google's largesse.

By December 19, 2011


Google.org's human aims could be good business

Philanthropic concerns drive Google.org, but breakthroughs discovered in the name of good can present business opportunities.

By January 28, 2011


Google.org unveils deforestation monitor

Satellite imagery data processor unveiled at climate summit in Copenhagen could provide means to curbing detrimental deforestation.

By December 10, 2009


Google.org exec leaves to tackle urgent threats

This post initially mischaracterized Google.org. It is the philanthropic arm of the company.

By April 15, 2009


Google.org exec leaves to tackle urgent threats

Dr. Larry Brilliant is leaving the search giant's philanthropic arm for the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund to tackle nuclear proliferation, water shortages, and other issues.

By April 14, 2009


Dr. Brilliant to leave Google.org's helm

The executive director of Google's philanthropic unit is stepping down to become Google's chief philanthropy evangelist.

By February 23, 2009


Google.org issues $14.8 million in disease prevention grants

Google.org announces $14.8 million in grants aimed at preventing disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia and Africa.

By October 21, 2008


Google will donate every time you use Android Pay this holiday season

In a push to get more shoppers to use Android Pay, Google will donate $1 from every sale to support children with special needs.

By November 24, 2015


Google pledges funding for 3D-printed prosthetics, other aid technology

It launches a $20 million fund for nonprofits whose emerging tech could help make people living with disabilities become more independent. The first bit goes toward low-cost prosthetics and auditory therapy.

By May 27, 2015


Nepal quake survivors draw support from Apple, Google, Facebook and others

Some of the biggest technology companies offer ways to help the survivors of Saturday's earthquake.

By April 27, 2015