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Grants and In-Kind Support to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Academic Institutions for Projects on Climate Change Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation

GrantWatch ID# 204353
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/30/22 12:00 PM GMT

Grant Description
Grants and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, and academic and research institutions for projects addressing climate change. Funding is intended for proposals that address global climate issues and expand the current understanding of climate change. Grantees will receive customized support to help bring projects to life.

The Impact Challenge on Climate Innovation commits funding to fund big bet projects that accelerate technological advances in climate information and action. Selected organizations may receive funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products, to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

Google wants to support the work of nonprofits, experts, and organizations around the world that will accelerate advances in climate information and action. Google is looking for solutions that help the global community illuminate previously opaque climate challenges and enable collective climate actions. Past supported initiatives help map emissions on a global scale, restore ecosystems, and enable small businesses to understand their carbon footprint.

Application criteria:

  • Ambition: Google is looking for transformational solutions that have potential for global impact.
  • Impact: Projects should drive tangible, real world impact for both the climate and people. 
  • Innovative use of technology: Ideas should apply technology by creating or enabling new solutions and approaches. Applications can also propose innovative applications of existing technology - solutions that apply AI and machine learning are encouraged!
  • Feasibility: Successful proposals will have well-developed and realistic execution plans supported by the resources and expertise needed for implementation. 

For additional information on the above criteria, see URL for Full Text (RFP) link, below. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
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. Your organization must have a registered office in your country of residence.

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.

Organizations located in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People's Republic (LNR), or Syria and projects in those countries are not eligible to apply. Unfortunately, individuals without organizational affiliation are ineligible.

Please note, the Impact Challenge is not an opportunity to fund research proposals.

Pre-Application Information
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the application window will remain open until November 30, 2022.

If you have two unrelated projects that you feel would each make good candidates, please submit a separate application for each. Large organizations like colleges and universities are permitted to submit multiple applications.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Selected organizations may receive up to $5M in funding, along with access to Google’s technical expertise and products.

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

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