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This article was published on December 15, 2011

In 2011, Google gave back $100 million to various charitable organizations

In 2011, Google gave back $100 million to various charitable organizations
Drew Olanoff
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Drew Olanoff

Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for onlin Drew Olanoff was The Next Web's West Coast Editor. He coined the phrase "Social Good" and invented the "donation by action" model for online charitable movements. He founded #BlameDrewsCancer. You can follow him on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or email [email protected]

In 2011 alone, Google gave $100 million to a whole slew of charitable organizations all over the world. Those organizations included ones that focus on education for girls, ending modern-day slavery and human trafficking, as well as bringing more jobs and training to third world countries.

The $100 million in charitable donations included $40 million worth of grants to further these causes.

The video below highlights Google’s efforts in 2011 to make the world a better, and smarter place.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsNPmJ8QL58

In addition to its fundraising efforts, the philanthropic arm of Google has asked users on Google+ to support charities and organizations they care about by using the hashtag #CauseILoveEm, getting celebrities like Usher, Russell Brand, and Linkin Park in on the act as well.

Google+ would also like nonprofits to join the service, and has launched a portal to teach organizations how the service can help them raise awareness and donations.