Google.org Expands Funding Beyond Alternative Energy

January 2008
Red Herring;1/17/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article unveils the plan Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, to expand beyond funding for alternative energy and focus on projects related to health and combating poverty and climate change. Google.org is working with partners in five fields who will get $25 million grants and investments and help from Google employees. Its projects include Innovative Support to Emergencies, Diseases and Disasters, RechargeIT and Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal.


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