The Google.org Social Innovation Fund, is a fund that aims to catalyse the social economy ecosystem across Europe through the provision of support and capital to social entrepreneurs from underserved backgrounds and leading social enterprise support organisations. The Fund supports organisations helping underserved social entrepreneurs to access greater economic opportunity, recover from the pandemic, and empower them to create solutions to address critical societal and environmental challenges, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to create more fair, inclusive and sustainable societies and economies.
Through its Social Innovation Fund, Google.org has committed over €20M in cash funding, supporting across two main pillars:
Google.org has granted over €15 million to leading social economy support organisations across Europe with the aim of strengthening their national ecosystems, including a grant to Euclid Network, to help to drive collaboration between the national organisations, facilitating the sharing of insights and learnings and helping to thereby strengthen the broader European social economy ecosystem.
Google.org has given over €7 million in funding to INCO, to provide access to capital and support directly to social
entrepreneurs from underserved communities. INCO selects social entrepreneurs with support from Euclid Network, the representatives of the national organisations as well as expert jurors.
Google.org International/European Grantees
Google.org Country Lead Grantees
If you would like to learn more about the Google.org Social Innovation Fund or its Social Ecosystems and Social Tides initiatives, please contact Wieteke Dupain.