Enabling economic opportunity

We help individuals, communities, businesses, and governments succeed in the digital economy.


Helping economies grow

In the past few years, people in the US and around the world have experienced an accelerated change in how they work, learn, and live. Digital tools are fueling this transformation, and Google is committed to supporting people, organizations, and governments to adapt—from helping millions of Americans develop job-ready digital skills and investing in the economic growth of cities and communities, to launching career certificates in cybersecurity, data analytics, and other fields that will prepare the workforce of the future.


Invested in U.S. offices and data centers across 26 states over the past five years.


Americans trained in digital skills.


Economic activity created through Google's tools for U.S. businesses, nonprofits, publishers, creators and developers


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We empower people to develop job-ready skills that employers are looking for. We empower people to develop job-ready skills that employers are looking for.

Grow with Google helps ensure that the opportunities created by technology are available to everyone. Through tools and training, we help people get the right skills to find jobs they want, advance their careers and grow their businesses. Since launching in 2017, we’ve trained more than eleven million Americans on digital skills. And through a network of more than 9,000 partner organizations–including local libraries, schools, and nonprofits–more people across the country can reach their full potential.

Google Career Certificates help people develop job-ready skills in high-growth fields like cybersecurity, data analytics, project management and more in three to six months. After completing the program, graduates can connect with over 150 national employers. Within six months of completion, 75% of program graduates report a positive career outcome, such as a promotion, raise or new job.*

*based on program graduate survey, United States 2023

We partner with community organizations to support training and investment where it’s most needed. We partner with community organizations to support training and investment where it’s most needed.

Through Google.org we have provided grants to organizations like 4-H, Goodwill, and NPower to help more students develop skills for today’s economy. Thanks to a network of more than 9,000 partner organizations, including local libraries, community colleges, schools, nonprofits, and chambers of commerce like the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the National Congress of American Indians, Grow with Google resources are available to local communities across the U.S.

Through the $100M Google Career Certificates Fund, Social Finance is working with best in class workforce development organizations like YearUp and Merit America to upskill and place tens of thousands of Americans into well-paying jobs.

And Google for Startups is partnering with Goodie Nation to support recipients of the Black and Latino Founders Funds with mentorship, business coaching, and access to capital. In 2023, Google for Startups will partner with Visible Hands and American Underground to run programs in Chicago, New York, and Durham that equip Black and Latino founders with the tools and connections they need to raise their next round of funding and scale their businesses.

We focus on the crucial role of racial equity in lifting prosperity. We focus on the crucial role of racial equity in lifting prosperity.

Racial equity is linked to economic opportunity, and we continue to support Americans with diverse backgrounds and circumstances as they enter the digital economy. We’ve invested in racial equity and social justice organizations and funded new digital job skilling initiatives that support underserved small businesses, startups, and creators.

For example, we’ve created programs that help underrepresented startups and small business owners get access to critical capital and training.

  • Over the past three years, Google for Startups has provided $20M in cash awards and support for promising entrepreneurs through its Black and Latino Founders Funds. These investments have created a halo effect by helping founders raise over $190M in venture capital in the US. In 2022 we announced a new set of U.S. recipients and European recipients.
  • Google's commitment of $191M enabled Opportunity Finance Network to establish the Grow with Google Small Business Fund, OFN's Grant Program and OFN’s Tech Grant Program supported by Google.org. The funds allowed OFN to deliver low-interest loans and grants to over 60 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), who in turn provided loans to more than 130,000 underrepresented businesses in the U.S.
  • 75% of small business leaders are using digital tools to help their business navigate tough economic conditions heading into 2023. Grow with Google Digital Coaches are helping diverse small businesses, including Black, Latino, Indigenous, and rural-based entrepreneurs, learn digital skills to grow. So far, we have trained over 160,000 business leaders through 2,700+ workshops. 

Google has also committed to working with more diverse suppliers and to expanding our products to be more diverse and inclusive. In 2021 Google spent over $1.5 billion with diverse-owned businesses, and our commitment for 2022 is $2.5 billion.

The #YouTubeBlack voices fund is a global, multi-year $100M commitment to uplift and grow Black creators on our platform, as well as to acquire new YouTube Originals programs.