Mayes County Community Grants
What are your grant guidelines?
The community grants program supports organizations and initiatives focused on specific areas that Google values. Please review these criteria and clearly state in your proposal how the project aligns with these guidelines. Also, please note that we only award grants for one-time, capacity-building projects; grants are not intended to be renewed for yearly operating or program expenses.
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We place a particular focus on computer science education and STEM initiatives for underrepresented groups (including girls) in math and science professions.
Efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Carbon reduction or green initiatives with regional impact.
Nonprofit organizations dedicated to strengthening the technology startup or entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Technology infrastructure for nonprofits, cultural institutions and schools that will use technology to broaden impact and reach audiences in new ways.
When evaluating proposals we consider:
Location and geographic impact in the immediate community surrounding one of our offices or data centers.
Measurable and demonstrable benefit to the community—the number of persons who will benefit and at how that impact will be quantified.
Organizational capacity that may include a track record of implementing programs.
Integration with other community resources within the focus area, such as other nonprofits and government entities with similar goals.
Innovative approaches that have potential for replication, if successful.
What organizations are eligible?
Community grants can only be made to registered US 501(c)(3) public charities and certain 501(c)(1) public organizations. Within the 501(c)(1) category, Community Affairs largely focuses on public schools, libraries and community centers. Please note that we are not able to fund proposals to explicitly purchase software or hardware that is primarily for internal use by the staff or volunteers of a single organization. We also do not fund proposals that specifically reference the purchase of Google products, nor are we able to fund capital campaigns. Please note that in order to be considered eligible, your organization will also need to be compliant with and certify the following:
My organization does not discriminate on any unlawful basis in either hiring/employment practices or in the administration of programs and services;
My organization does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in hiring/employment practices; and
My organization may receive this donation under its own policy and applicable laws and regulations; this donation will not negatively impact Google’s current or future ability to do business with my organization; and this donation will not be used to corruptly influence any government official to obtain or retain business or any improper advantage.
Individuals and for-profit companies are not eligible for Google Community Grants.
When will I find out if my grant proposal was approved?
Grant decision notifications will be sent approximately one month following the submission deadlines. Applicants that have been approved by Google will then be recommended to the Tides Foundation for additional due diligence and payment. Google reserves the right to cancel any grant round at any time for any reason including, but not limited to, the availability of funds or decision to allocate resources to the same project over multiple sessions.
What should I do if I have questions about my application?
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference which community grant program you’re applying to. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.
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