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01/19/18 11:59 PM CT
Grants of $50,000 and training to Oklahoma nonprofits for innovative programs to create economic opportunity in the Oklahoma City area. After grant recipients are chosen, the public will vote on a winner to receive an additional $50,000. The ideas will be judged in part on their innovative approach and potential to scale.
Geographic eligibility includes the Oklahoma City metro area, which consists of Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma Counties.
The Google.org Impact Challenge Oklahoma City rallies the community around bold ideas to make local neighborhoods even better. Local nonprofits submit innovative proposals to create economic opportunity in the Oklahoma City area. Four winners will receive $50,000 grants and training from Google to jumpstart their ideas. The public will then have a chance to vote for their favorite idea from the four winners. The winner with the most public votes will receive an additional $50,000.
The application criteria is as follows:
- Community Impact. Does the proposed project create economic opportunity in the Oklahoma City area? Does it improve the lives of people in the community?
- Innovation. Does the project provide an unexpected solution to an unmet need? Is it a novel application of a time-tested idea?
- Reach. Does the project have ambitious goals and embody a big idea? Does it have the potential to scale directly or to serve as a model for other communities?
- Feasibility. Is the team well-equipped to execute on the project and do they have a well-developed and realistic plan? Is the organization’s leadership nimble and inspired?
GrantWatch ID#: 182745
A total of four nonprofits will be selected as winners. The public will vote on one People’s Choice Winner from the four winners.
Each of the three winners will receive $50,000 in grant funding and training from Google LLC or Google LLC employee volunteers. The People’s Choice Winner will receive $100,000 grant funding and training from Google LLC or Google LLC employee volunteers.
The grant is expected to be spent over the course of one to two years.
To be eligible to enter the challenge, your organization must meet the criteria listed below:
- Have a material presence in the contest area; if your organization is a fiscal sponsor submitting the Application on behalf of a sponsored group, only the sponsored group must have a material presence in the contest area;
- Be a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity;
- 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 or gender identity.
- Agree that if you receive an award, it will be used for programs open to all persons regardless of religion and will not be used for religious instruction.
In general, organizations may only submit one application to the Challenge. Fiscal sponsors can submit more than one application if they are applying on behalf of multiple sponsored groups. Colleges and universities are permitted to submit more than one application, provided only one application per faculty or staff member authorized to represent the university or college is submitted.
The application period runs from 12:01 AM Central Time on December 6, 2017 to 11:59 PM Central Time on January 19, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, given that high volumes of applications are expected to be received in the last few hours of the application window.
A total of four nonprofits will be selected as winners. The public will pick one People’s Choice Winner from the four winners during a public vote running from March 20 through April 3, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://impactchallenge-app.withgoogle.com/okc-2018
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
USA: Oklahoma: Oklahoma City Metro Area (Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, and Oklahoma Counties)