Google Impact Challenge South Africa: Empowering South Africans to Drive Community Impact

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Applications are now open for the Google Impact Challenge South Africa in order to support nonprofits and social enterprises with game-changing ideas to create economic opportunity in their communities.

Organizations apply with their most innovative proposals. Finalists get access to Google.org funding, mentorship and resources.

Google and their partners will review applications and select 12 finalists. From the 12 finalists, the public will have three weeks to vote for their favorite idea. All 12 finalists are invited to pitch their ideas to panel of Judges at a final event. The Judges will select three Challenge winners from these finalists, and also announce the people’s choice winner.

Award Information

  • Each of the four (4) GIC Winners will receive US$250,000 grant funding and training from Google LLC or Google LLC employee volunteers.
  • The eight (8) remaining Finalists who were not GIC Winners will each receive US$125,000 grant funding.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enter the Challenge, Organization must meet the criteria listed:

  • be a legally registered South African business or nonprofit;
  • suggest a project with a clear charitable purpose, as determined by Google and/or Google’s donor advised fund, the Tides Foundation , in their sole discretion;
  • not discriminate against any person or group of people in either hiring/employment practices or in the administration of programs and services, including on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or ethnicity;
  • agree that if applicants receive an Award, it will not be used for religious instruction.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit Google Impact Challenge South Africa.

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