Google.org donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Disability assistance)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google.org
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google.org
Websitehttps://www.google.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.google.org/our-work/
Twitter usernameGoogleorg
Regularity with which donor updates donations datacontinuous updates
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)irregular
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)years
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteManual (no scripts used)

Brief history: Founded in October 2005 as the charity arm of tech giant Google

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: Stated focus areas of education, economic opportunity, inclusion, and crisis response. See https://www.google.org/our-work/ for more details

Notes on grant publication logistics: Most grants do not have individual grant pages, but the biggest ones do. Google.org has a JS-heavy site where they list their donations. We did not find a way to programmatically process the donations. We manually entered all their donations at some point in time, but are not incrementally updating in a scalable way right now

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 26 600,000 677,328 100,000 205,000 400,000 410,000 550,000 600,000 800,000 911,378 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,400,000
Job search 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Disability assistance 25 750,000 700,421 150,000 350,000 400,000 500,000 550,000 750,000 800,000 911,378 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,400,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2015 2014
Disability assistance (filter this donor) 25 25 17,510,530.00 16,660,230.00 850,300.00
Job search (filter this donor) 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Total 26 26 17,610,530.00 16,660,230.00 950,300.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2015 2014
Disability assistance 7 7 5,305,028.00 5,305,028.00 0.00
Disability assistance/prosthetics 3 3 2,350,000.00 2,350,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/wheelchair 1 1 1,125,000.00 1,125,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/blindness 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/wheelchairs 1 1 999,995.00 999,995.00 0.00
Disability assistance/blindness/sight loss 1 1 850,300.00 0.00 850,300.00
Disability assistance/mouth-controlled assistive device 1 1 800,000.00 800,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/3D printing/wheelchairs 1 1 765,207.00 765,207.00 0.00
Disability assistance/micronavigation platform 1 1 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/prosthetics/3D printing 2 2 605,000.00 605,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/3D printing 1 1 600,000.00 600,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/deafness/hearing screenings 1 1 550,000.00 550,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/smart augmentative and alternative communication software 1 1 550,000.00 550,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/hearing assistance 1 1 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/crowdsourced accessibility map 1 1 410,000.00 410,000.00 0.00
Disability assistance/leprosy/footwear 1 1 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00
Job search/disability assistance 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Classified total 26 26 17,610,530.00 16,660,230.00 950,300.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 26 26 17,610,530.00 16,660,230.00 950,300.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2015 2014
The Arc of the United States (filter this donor) 1,400,000.00 1,400,000.00 0.00
The Center for Discovery (filter this donor) 1,125,000.00 1,125,000.00 0.00
ProPortion Foundation (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Royal London Society for Blind People (filter this donor) WP 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Beit Issie Shapiro (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
Miraclefeet (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00
UCP Wheels for Humanity (filter this donor) WP 999,995.00 999,995.00 0.00
Sozialhelden e.V. (filter this donor) 911,378.00 911,378.00 0.00
DAISY Consortium (filter this donor) 900,000.00 900,000.00 0.00
Royal National Institute of Blind People (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 850,300.00 0.00 850,300.00
Neil Squire Society (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 800,000.00 800,000.00 0.00
The Motivation Charitable Trust (filter this donor) 765,207.00 765,207.00 0.00
Perkins School for the Blind (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00
Fab Foundation: Enable Community Foundation (filter this donor) 600,000.00 600,000.00 0.00
World Wide Hearing (filter this donor) 550,000.00 550,000.00 0.00
Inclusion Without Border Corp (filter this donor) 550,000.00 550,000.00 0.00
Association My Human Kit (filter this donor) 543,650.00 543,650.00 0.00
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (filter this donor) 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00
Patients Association for Distal Myopathies (filter this donor) 410,000.00 410,000.00 0.00
Nia Technologies (filter this donor) 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00
Ezer Mzion Inc. (filter this donor) 400,000.00 400,000.00 0.00
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust (filter this donor) 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00
The Leprosy Mission Trust (filter this donor) 350,000.00 350,000.00 0.00
Mission ARM Japan (filter this donor) 205,000.00 205,000.00 0.00
Association of Parents and Friends of Exceptional Children of Rio Negrinho (filter this donor) 150,000.00 150,000.00 0.00
Toolworks, Inc (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00
Total -- -- 17,610,530.00 16,660,230.00 950,300.00

Graph of spending by donee and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by influencer and year

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Donation amounts by disclosures and year

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Donation amounts by country and year

If you hover over a cell for a given country and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Country Number of donations Number of donees Total 2015
Colombia 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00
Israel 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00
United Kingdom 1 1 1,000,000.00 1,000,000.00
United States 1 1 750,000.00 750,000.00
India 2 2 700,000.00 700,000.00
Japan 2 2 615,000.00 615,000.00
France 1 1 543,650.00 543,650.00
Brazil 1 1 150,000.00 150,000.00
Classified total 10 10 5,758,650.00 5,758,650.00
Unclassified total 16 16 11,851,880.00 10,901,580.00
Total 26 26 17,610,530.00 16,660,230.00

Skipping spending graph as there is fewer than one year’s worth of donations.

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (26 donations)

Graph of top 10 donees by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 26)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Association My Human Kit543,650.00172015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for 3D printed prosthetics R&D and a physical fablab dedicated to disabilities. Affected countries: France.
Association of Parents and Friends of Exceptional Children of Rio Negrinho150,000.00252015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to develop SpecialSMS, a program that incorporates curriculum on topics such as cognitive stimulation, confidence building, and inclusion training into a short message service platform that aims to reduce social stigma and marginalization and encourage independence of the Users. Affected countries: Brazil; affected states: Santa Catarina; affected cities: Rio Negrinho.
Beit Issie Shapiro1,000,000.0032015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to support distribution of Sesame Solution, a kit that enables a mobile phone to be fully operated with just user hand motions and voice control using a dongle which controls the phone. Affected countries: Israel.
DAISY Consortium900,000.0092015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to make content accessible to the visually-impaired by designing an Accessibility Baseline standard, updating content, and updating consumer-facing tools.
Ezer Mzion Inc.400,000.00202015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to contract Click2Speak LLC to develop improvements to its on-screen keyboard with appropriate patients, gather user feedback and feature requests, and improve the core technology, which has the potential for improving the speed and accuracy with which ‘locked-in’ individuals can communicate efficiently, which is critical for maintaining personal relationships and professional productivity.
Fab Foundation: Enable Community Foundation600,000.00142015Disability assistance/3D printinghttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to support the Enable Community Foundation to build on existing work delivering low-cost 3D printed hands to children and others via the community with which it works (e-NABLE Community); imrpove designs, delivery efficency, and partnerships.
Inclusion Without Border Corp550,000.00152015Disability assistance/smart augmentative and alternative communication softwarehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to develop the first-ever smart augmentative and alternative communication software capable of adapting to multiple signals in the user’s environment.
Miraclefeet1,000,000.0032015Disability assistance/prostheticshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to design an integrated software platform for individuals with Clubfoot that enhances Patient care and accelerates rate of treatment in new geographies.
Mission ARM Japan205,000.00242015Disability assistance/prosthetics/3D printinghttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for low-cost 3D printed prosthetic limbs for people with disabilities. Affected countries: Japan.
Neil Squire Society800,000.00112015Disability assistance/mouth-controlled assistive devicehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to develop a mobile-friendly, mouth-controlled input controller that can be locally produced and to test a new, cost-effective model to get assistive technology out to those who need it, resulting in more than 1,500 LipSync devices produced and 50 institutions engaged in local manufacturing of LipSync.
Nia Technologies400,000.00202015Disability assistance/prosthetics/3D printinghttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to expand 3D PrintAbility beyond its initial pilot at the CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital in Uganda, by serving more people and training more prostheticians in use of their SocketMixer software and hardware solution.
Patients Association for Distal Myopathies410,000.00192015Disability assistance/crowdsourced accessibility maphttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for crowdsourced accessibility map for Japan. Affected countries: Japan.
Perkins School for the Blind750,000.00132015Disability assistance/micronavigation platformhttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to develop "crowdsourcer" and "navigator" components for its micronavigation platform, incluidng user research and testing. Affected countries: United States; affected states: Massachusetts; affected cities: Watertown.
ProPortion Foundation1,000,000.0032015Disability assistance/prostheticshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to improve delivery of lower limb prosthetic sockets in Colombia through ongoing development and distribution of a new product (“Majicast”) that enables both more efficient socket creation and a better fit. Affected countries: Colombia.
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust350,000.00222015Disability assistance/prostheticshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to improve delivery of lower limb prosthetic sockets in remote and underserved parts of India through development and distribution of a new product (“Product”) that enables both more efficient socket creation and a better fit. Affected countries: India.
Royal London Society for Blind People1,000,000.0032015Disability assistance/blindnesshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to expand beacon-based Wayfindr app by developing three key components. Affected countries: United Kingdom.
Sozialhelden e.V.911,378.0082015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to lead the establishment of a shared data ecosystem for information about physical accessibility of points of interest around the world.
Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing500,000.00182015Disability assistance/hearing assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to bring software product that uses speech-to-text technology to automatically generate a live captions feed that can be corrected by designated event participants to Android and iOS.
The Arc of the United States1,400,000.0012015Disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to adapt Tech Toolbox into a search and data analytics platform to enable users to edntify technology aids and clinical interventions to help them reach their goals.
The Center for Discovery1,125,000.0022015Disability assistance/wheelchairhttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to advance the development of its existing power wheelchair add on (“Easy Drive”) from a rough prototype to a beta product ready for a 1,000-unit production run (the “Product”), and establish a marketing and partnership strategy that will help bring the Product to scale.
The Leprosy Mission Trust350,000.00222015Disability assistance/leprosy/footwearhttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to create high-fidelity, customized, cost-competitive footwear for people with leprosy using 3D scanning and printing technology. Affected countries: India.
The Motivation Charitable Trust765,207.00122015Disability assistance/3D printing/wheelchairshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to develop and test a model for using 3D printing to create customized postural support devices (“PSDs”) that enable wheelchair users to fit comfortably and appropriately into their chairs.
UCP Wheels for Humanity999,995.0072015Disability assistance/wheelchairshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant to lead an effort to use data to improve the variety, volume, and quality of wheelchairs available to people with disabilities in low resource countries.
World Wide Hearing550,000.00152015Disability assistance/deafness/hearing screeningshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for designing an ipad based audiometer to more scalably conduct hearing screenings in the developing world.
Royal National Institute of Blind People850,300.00102014Disability assistance/blindness/sight losshttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for smart glasses to improve life for people with sight loss.
Toolworks, Inc100,000.00262014Job search/disability assistancehttps://www.google.org/our-work/inclusion/-- Grant for employment opportunitities for people with disabilities.

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