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The Google.org Impact Challenge Pittsburgh gives local nonprofits the opportunity to make our neighborhoods better by creating economic opportunity in the Pittsburgh area. Four winners will each receive $50,000 grants, plus training from Google to jump-start their projects. Then, the public will vote on a People’s Choice winner which will receive an additional $50,000!

The challenge panel of advisors who will help review the submissions and select the four winners includes:

Charlie Batch
Founder, Best of the Batch Foundation
Co Founder, Impellia
Former Pittsburgh Steeler

Mary Frances Cooper
President and Director, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Grant Oliphant
President, The Heinz Endowments

Kamal Nigam
Engineering Director and Co-Site Lead, Google Pittsburgh

Projects must demonstrate community impact in creating economic opportunity in our area. They should be innovative. They also need to have a far reach — big ideas are encouraged! And, of course, they need to be feasible, with a well-developed and realistic plan.

To be eligible for the challenge, applicants must be a non-profit, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity; have a have a material presence in Allegheny County; and apply by the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 31, 2017.

For more information and to apply online, please click here and Good Luck!

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