Google is announcing a $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic. The commitment includes:
- $250 million in ad grants to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and more than 100 government agencies globally provide critical information on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other measures to help local communities. In addition, Google is providing $20 million in ad grants to community financial institutions and NGOs specifically to run public service announcements on relief funds and other resources for SMBs.
- $50 million, committed by Google.org, to the global COVID-19 response, focusing on health and science, access to educational resources and small business support.
- A $200 million investment fund that will support NGOs and financial institutions around the world to help provide small businesses with access to capital.
- $340 million in Google Ads credits available to all SMBs with active accounts over the past year.
- A pool of $20 million in Google Cloud credits for academic institutions and researchers to leverage Google's computing capabilities and infrastructure as they study potential therapies and vaccines, track critical data, and identify new ways to combat COVID-19.
- Direct financial support and expertise to help increase the production capacity for personal protective equipment (PPE) and lifesaving medical devices.
- Google increasing the gift match it offers every employee annually to $10,000 from $7,500. That means Google employees can now give $20,000 to organizations in their communities.
On Google Search, Google has launched an SOS Alert to connect people with authoritative information from the World Health Organization about the coronavirus outbreak. These SOS Alerts are now available in over 20 languages. On YouTube, Google launched an informational panel covering the Coronavirus topic and are pointing users to the World Health Organization that provides advice to the public about prevention/protection against the virus.