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Google Glass Grants for Nonprofits

April 25, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Grantmaking, News, Nonprofits

Google GlassDoes your nonprofit have a unique idea for how it would use Google Glass, the Web-connected eyewear? If so, Google is looking for you.

The company is trying to figure out new ways for nonprofits to use the new technology. For inspiration, Google is sharing The World Wildlife Fund‘s uses of Google Glass. The organization has been using eyewear in Nepal to track, photograph, and monitor rhinos hands-free.

But Google needs new ideas and wants to hear from your nonprofit. Through its initiative, Giving Through Glass, the company is planning to give five nonprofit organizations a free set of Google Glass, a trip to Google for training, and $25,000 to implement their ideas. Is Google’s initiative possibly in response to the negative social responses Google Glass has been getting?

If your nonprofit wants to apply, get your entry in by May 20. Winners will be announced around June 17.