Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the new Grow with Google program. Andrew Federman

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The Grow with Google initiative will work with US communities to provide job skills and small business growth advice. The new website has sections with several programs for students, teachers, local businesses, job seekers, developers, and startups.

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Google plans to donate $1 billion to nonprofits through its charitable arm, Google.org, with the aim of addressing the gap between the skills required by modern companies and the skills that are taught in schools. Nonprofits who are potential grant recipients must "use technology and innovation to tackle complex global challenges", Google said. The money, distributed over five years, will go towards organizations working on "three key areas" Google thinks will "boost opportunity".

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