⇓ More from ICTworks

Apply Now: $2 Million Google Funding for Women and Girls Empowerment

By Wayan Vota on March 29, 2021

google funding for women

Gender inequity is one of the most urgent challenges we face as a society. COVID-19 has put the economic future of women and girls at even greater risk. Solving big problems like the technology gender gap requires collective action, and the people closest to the challenges are often those closest to the solution.

$2 Million Google Impact Challenge

The Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. Google wants to support organizations helping women and girls turn their economic potential into power by investing in programs:

  • Addressing systemic barriers to economic equality,
  • Cultivating entrepreneurship,
  • Developing financial independence.

Sign Up Now to Get Grant Funding Emails

Selected charitable initiatives will receive up to $2 million and mentorship from Google. Proposals will be ranked on four 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?

Google hosted workshops to provide guidance on applying to the Challenge. You can access materials on their Resources page.

Apply Now! Deadline is April 9, 2021

More Innovation Funding Opportunities

Do you want to get advice on how to apply for USAID grants or get startup investments for technology entrepreneurs?

Then please sign up now to get our email updates. We are constantly publishing new funding opportunities like these:

Filed Under: Funding, Women in Tech
More About: , , , , , ,

Written by
Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks and is the Digital Health Director at IntraHealth International. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of IntraHealth International or other ICTWorks sponsors.
Stay Current with ICTworksGet Regular Updates via Email

29 Comments to “Apply Now: $2 Million Google Funding for Women and Girls Empowerment”

  1. Patricia Gurubes says:

    Women and youth/girls empowerment is of vital importance.

  2. Nomfundo Kufa says:

    God’s Emotional Healing Centre is an organisation established in Butterworth Eastern Cape seeking to support, help and encouraging community locally in Amathole district and beyond with emotional load wounded and disturbed with the intention of of engaging the community to working on healthy stable and emotional maturity.
    We have counseling session, follow up and visit where there’s a need. We also have soft skills like baking, sewing, gardening and recreational activities
    We would love to be helped with funding as we just started last year. We are registered with social development and all other legal departments
    Hopefully will receive a favorable response.

  3. May God continue to bless and Increase the organization’

  4. Hi i need a help please

  5. I am a graduate student and i am a farming and fisherman .

  6. Phumzile says:

    I’m a teacher of mathematics at Mandlesive high school.

  7. Nwankwo Florence Chika says:

    Pls, I need it. How can I get it.

  8. Pls, I need it. How do I apply?

  9. Tangmuk Daboer says:

    How can I get this please

  10. L Gangadin says:

    I, Ms Gangadin would like to apply for the fund. I would however be highly appreciative to Google for empowering me to start my nonprofit.

  11. Am a female Caterer and a baker from Ghana, greatly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.l please need the funding to resurrect my catering business so that l can feed my children. God bless u.

  12. Mr Nuhu musa would like to apply for the fund. I would however be highly appreciated to empower my farm and my fishing pounge.

  13. We appreciate your feedback
    Assist in getting us funded to empower youth and women in Agribusiness

  14. Moriike says:

    Where is the link to this application please? My organisation can benefit from this.

  15. Aphiwe Muvheyo says:

    Hi. I am Aphiwe Muvheyo and a director in a charitable non profit organisation (Tech Gen Africa NPO) designed to prepare young girls for the future of technology and the fourth industrial revolution. Our vision at Tech Gen Africa is to create a “Silicon Valley” for women and girls in Africa. The next high tech startups must be from Africa and must be women owned. This intiative by Google can help us at Tech Gen Africa to achieve our goals and fulfill our dreams. We are based in Centurion, Pretoria in South Africa

  16. Ian kamau says:

    Hello am IAN.
    Pursuing bachelor of science in physics am in my fourth year .
    In our community, most women are not given chances to education and most of them end up in early marriage.
    I have always tied to educate the community the importance of educating a girl child but even though i try my best most parent keep claiming the don’t have money.
    But if i get support i can empower most girls who end up in marriage.
    Thank you.

  17. Ian kamau says:

    In our community, most women are not given chances to education and most of them end up in early marriage.
    I have always tied to educate the community the importance of educating a girl child but even though i try my best most parent keep claiming the don’t have money.
    But if i get support i can empower most girls who end up in marriage.
    Thank you.

  18. Nolwazi says:

    Most of women are taken for granted because they can’t create them selves opportunities. Even if they do they got no support at all. So please help me to prove that women are not weak but strong. I can create more opportunities and I’m sure most of women are going to follow in my foot steps as well.

  19. Neema says:

    Hello am neema from Tanzania…Am looking for a help am dealing with keeping hen’s and sell them despite of my problem of suffering from legs…Am looking for a help to expand my business so as to make be able to fulfill my needs.Thank you!

  20. Nnenna Nwachukwu says:

    I just hav a lot at mind too do all I nid is support and too empower women and youths

  21. Tina H Ofoha says:

    Pls I need the link to apply for this grant,it will profit my organization

  22. Stella says:

    I need support, how can I apply

  23. I want to apply grant for Women and Girls with Disabilities.

  24. Udeme says:

    I need a support.

  25. I established Gambia clubfoot foundation as a charitable foundation to support free treatment of children born with clubfoot disability in the Gambia and support training of Gambian health care professionals with ponseti skills to help treat childern born with these disabilities. Right now we start our free treatment as a pilot project in 2 hospitals and has being really successful. Within 2 years since its inception, we provided free treatment to 160 children. Now we are looking for more funding to decentralised the program rural areas to cover major hospitals in the country. Funding would be use to train more health workers with ponseti skills and purchase of treatment materials.

  26. Alhaji I Fofanah says:

    This is a real life time success for women and girls who are heavily hit by Covod 19. I am thrilled with this golden opportunity as it ensures my organization ToPi – SL that we have been on the right track all this years empowering women and girls in ICT.
    Bravo

  27. Vera says:

    I need my WhatsApp back pls