Query the data.
Change the world.

Whether it’s detecting Alzheimer’s, creating sustainable food systems, or solving unemployment, nonprofits and NGOs around the world use Google Cloud to take on real-world challenges.

If you’re a nonprofit or NGO, Data Solutions for Change is your chance to use purpose-driven analytics to make an impact.

We are no longer processing applications for 2019. Please revisit the website in 2020 for further updates.

Let’s build your data solution

Get started with six months of Google Cloud credits, vouchers for self-training with Qwiklabs, and free hands-on support.

Scale your mission

Analyze data at planet scale with GCP’s fully managed data warehouse, BigQuery. Build real-time solutions that let you react to events as they unfold with products like Cloud Dataflow.

Automate your work

Tap into artificial intelligence to build smarter, more efficient applications. Whether you’re looking for instant translations or image classification, Google Cloud machine learning enables you to use pre-trained models or train your own.

Share your vision

Go from BigQuery analysis to data visualization in seconds. Turn your data into reports and dashboards that are easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable with Google Data Studio.

Success Stories

Meet the nonprofits

See what nonprofits around the world have accomplished with Data Solutions for Change.

Harambee aims to solve unemployment with BigQuery and Cloud Dataflow

Foundation for Precision Medicine improves early detection of Alzheimer’s with BigQuery and Cloud Datalab

Zoological Society of London takes the pulse of the planet with AutoML

Power Poetry uses poetry and machine learning to increase teen literacy

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See if you’re eligible

Nonprofits must be located in a country eligible for Google for Nonprofits, and must meet the eligibility requirement listed on this page.


Sign up for Google for Nonprofits

If you don’t already have a Google for Nonprofits account, please sign up to be considered for the Data Solutions for Change program.


Submit your application to Data Solutions for Change

Applications for Data Solutions for Change are reviewed on a rolling basis and placements are first-come, first-served. You’ll hear from us within 2–4 weeks. Apply here.

Requirements for Data Solutions for Change

  • Must meet the Google for Nonprofits eligibility criteria and have a Google for Nonprofits account.
  • Acknowledgement of and agreement to Google’s required certifications regarding nondiscrimination and donation receipt and use.
  • Acknowledgement of and agreement to Google’s terms and conditions for the program.
  • Live website with substantial content.
  • Organizational and/or research data to be analyzed in your project.

Google reserves the right to grant or deny an organization's application or participation at any time, for any reason, and to supplement or amend these eligibility guidelines at any time. Selections are made at Google’s sole discretion and are not subject to external review.

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No. To apply for Data Solutions for Change, an organization must be an eligible nonprofit, NGO, or charity signed up with Google for Nonprofits. See eligibility details here.
Data Solutions for Change is open to organizations across the world. Your organization must be based in a country eligible for Google for Nonprofits.
Yes. All applicants should have a valid Google for Nonprofits account. If you don’t have a Google for Nonprofits. account, start here.
We’re looking for nonprofit organizations that have identified a significant problem that can be solved with a data-driven mindset. A successful project proposal will include a clearly defined problem, a clear vision on how to best apply big data solutions to that problem, and a timeline outlining key milestones during the six-month grant period.
All nonprofits who are accepted to the program are eligible to receive a need-based grant up to $5,000 per month, for the duration of the six-month grant period. We assess Google Cloud credit grants on a case-by-case basis. Following the initial six-month grant, we will provide another six-month Google Cloud credit grant for ongoing projects, resulting in one year of credit support.
No. Data Solutions for Change runs for six months, during which you will be able to utilize the Google Cloud credits, self-training resources, and execution support. After the six-month grant period, you can reapply if you have another high-impact project that would benefit from big data solutions.
Yes, you can! If you have another high-impact project that would benefit from big data solutions, we welcome you and your organization to reapply. Your organization is eligible to participate in Data Solutions for Change up to two times, but we welcome you to consider additional opportunities with Kaggle.
Yes, there is. Nonprofits who reach the six-month grant period and have exhausted their initial Google Cloud credit grant are eligible to receive another smaller six-month grant to support the project. We realize that it can be a time-consuming process to secure additional funding, so all participants will receive a total of one year of credit-based support, to be determined by the Data Solutions for Change team.