Grow with Google
Fund for Justice-Impacted Communities
In June 2022, Grow with Google launched a fund for nonprofits to bring digital skills training to justice-impacted individuals.
Hundreds of organizations from across the country submitted ideas and our team is now working alongside experts to evaluate the proposals.
The application is now closed.
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Who Should Apply?
Organizations supporting justice-impacted, incarcerated, pending release, parole, and/or formerly incarcerated communities in the United States.
Priority is given to 501(c)(3) US Non-profit organizations.
Organizations that are currently receiving Google.org support may not be eligible for Grow with Google funds. Please contact your grant manager before applying.
Applications are due by July 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM PT
What Will You Do?
Use Grow With Google tools to facilitate completion of self-directed digital skills trainings for justice-impacted individuals in your community.
Track and report back on successful completion of trainings.
What Kind of Training?
Selected partner organizations will provide free training from the Grow with Google Career Skills for the Justice-Impacted program on various digital skills — such as how to search and apply for jobs online, how to build a resume using web-based tools, budgeting, time management, and project planning. Feel free to explore the curriculum to learn more.
Who are "justice-impacted" individuals?
Justice-impacted individuals include those who have been incarcerated or detained in a prison, immigration detention center, local jail, juvenile detention center, or any other carceral setting, those who have been convicted but not incarcerated, those who have been charged but not convicted, and those who have been arrested.1
Learn more about how Grow with Google and its partners are providing digital skills training to justice-impacted communities by visiting: grow.google/justice-impacted
Why this fund matters
Each year, the 640,000+ Americans who transition out of incarceration often experience systemic barriers to entering the workforce--from systemic bias to lack of digital training. The unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated individuals is five times the national average, and this disproportionately impacts the Black community, which experiences higher unemployment rates than any other racial group.2,3
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Values Partnerships
Values Partnerships is the country’s largest Black-owned social impact agency. We help foundations, nonprofits, companies and brands partner with communities, and we build audiences, solve problems, and expand the common good. Values Partnerships helps companies, organizations and brands tackle tough challenges related to race and culture, form trust-based partnerships with community leaders, and we launch campaigns that positively impact the world around us. Visit valuespartnerships.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn at @WeAreValues.
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1 Law School Admission Council, 2021
2 Prison Policy Initiative, 2018
3 Prison Policy Initiative, 2018