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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Institutions,
and For-Profits to Promote Gender Equality in the Economy

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04/09/21 23:59 GMT


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Grants and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, research institutions, academic institutions, and for-profit companies for charitable projects that promote gender equality. The purpose of this program is to empower women and girls to advance in the economy.

As the world rebuilds economies and societies anew in the wake of the pandemic, sees an opportunity. The Impact Challenge will provide funding for programs that advance economic empowerment for women and girls, and that will provide the tools, resources and opportunities they need to turn their ideas and economic potential into power.

Gender inequity is one of the most urgent challenges that society faces, and COVID-19 has put the economic future of women and girls at even greater risk. believes that solving big problems requires collective action, and the people closest to the challenges are often those closest to the solution. wants to support organizations helping women and girls turn their economic potential into power: from programs addressing systemic barriers to economic equality, to those cultivating entrepreneurship, developing financial independence, and more.

Application criteria

  • Impact - How will the proposed project create pathways to prosperity for women and girls or empower them to reach their full economic potential, and to what extent? Is the application grounded in research and data about the problem and the solution? How many people will be affected if successful and to what extent?
  • Innovation - What is the core insight or innovation that differentiates this project from others, in philosophy or execution? What makes the proposed project unique?
  • Feasibility - Does your team have a well-developed, realistic plan, along with the right expertise and skills, to execute on the proposal? Has your team identified the right partners and domain experts for implementation? To best understand the needs of those you’re serving, does your team have women in positions of leadership?
  • Scalability - If successful, how can this project scale beyond the initial proposal? Can it scale directly, serve as a model for other efforts, or advance the field?

Organizations selected for funding may be invited to workshops and other support programs to help progress their project, hosted by and external organizations. may also work with your organization to scope pro bono support or employee volunteer engagements to help you with certain aspects of your project. This type of support may include a UX Design audit, a marketing consultation, coaching and mentoring support, and more. By submitting your project, you are agreeing to arrange for senior staff members to participate in any support program (either virtually or in-person) offered in relation to the funding.

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GrantWatch ID#: 194931

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Each selected organization will receive between $300,000 and $2 million in funding and other support from Google.

Term of Contract: expects the funding to be spent over the course of 12 to 36 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Challenge is open to any not-for-profit charity, other not-for-profit organization, public or private academic or research institution, or for-profit social enterprise company with a project that has an explicit charitable purpose. We’re looking for innovators who understand the needs within both their local communities and countries. Final discretion as to which organizations and which projects are funded is up to Your organization must have a registered office in your country of residence. Organizations located in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria and projects in those countries are not eligible to apply. Unfortunately, individuals without organizational affiliation are ineligible.

For-profit businesses that are registered or formed under the laws of one of the eligible countries may apply if their suggested project has an explicit charitable purpose and they are willing to open source any IP created (or distributed) with the funding.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Application Workshops:

Mon. March 15th: Americas Friendly Timezone
- 10 AM – 10:35 AM PST
- 11 AM – 11:35 AM CST
- 1 PM – 1:35 PM EST
- 2 PM – 2:35 PM GMT-03

Tues. March 16th: Europe, Middle East and Africa Friendly Timezone
- 1 PM – 1:35 PM GMT
- 2 PM – 2:35 PM CET
- 2 PM – 2:35 PM WAT
- 3 PM – 3:35 PM SAST
- 4 PM – 4:35 PM GMT+03

Weds. March 17th: Asia-Pacific Friendly Timezone
- 3:30 PM – 4:05 PM IST
- 5 PM – 5:35 PM WIB
- 6 PM – 6:35 PM GMT+08
- 9 PM – 9:35 PM AEDT
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Workshop content and captions are available in 10+ languages. Visit the resources section for more information.

Pre-Application Information:

There will be a two-stage application process, and applications must be submitted in English. In Stage 1, organizations submit their proposals for charitable projects creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Applications close at 23:59 GMT on April 9, 2021. will invite high-potential organizations to submit additional project information in Stage 2.

The selected organizations will be announced in late 2021.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;


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