Recovery & resilience
Helping communities recover from disasters and build resilience for the future.
We support nonprofits working on the frontlines of global disaster response by providing funding, innovation, and technical expertise.
Through our support for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Google.org is able to issue timely, effective employee relief campaigns and grants that deliver funding directly to local nonprofits on the front lines of recovery efforts.
in grants for disaster recovery from 2016 to 2020
Since 2015 Google.org has supported NetHope and ITDRC by providing skilled volunteers to help bring back internet connectivity to crisis-affected communities via the Google.org Crisis Connectivity program.
hours of volunteer time since 2017
people in 2020 were provided with crisis relief support and recovery resources by Google.org grantees.
of grantees are developing new tools to improve the availability of information during a crisis.
Through our Google.org Fellowship program and grants, we support nonprofits leading innovative projects focused on advancing humanitarian efforts across disaster preparedness, response, and resilience.
Working with GiveDirectly to provide over $3m in grants for direct cash-transfers to those directly affected by natural disaster.
Supporting Team Rubicon to provide shelter and basic services for those affected by COVID-19 and local natural disasters.
Direct Relief’s assistance programs are tailored to the particular needs of those suffering the effects of natural or man-made disasters. Recently, Google.org issued a grant in support of crisisready.io, a collaborative effort between Direct Relief and Harvard focused on using data to help California’s Department of Public Health better anticipate and respond to medical needs of wildfires.
Encouraging individual safety while improving access to emergency services.Personal safety
Empowering communities with AI-driven predictive modeling and credible, actionable safety information.Forecasting & alerts