Google Impact Challenge Kenya 2018

Applications are invited from eligible organisations for the 2018 Google Impact Challenge Kenya. Deadline for submission of entries is 11:59 p.m. EAT on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Google Impact Challenge Kenya


The Google Impact Challenge Kenya supports nonprofits and social enterprises with game-changing ideas to create economic opportunity in their communities.

Organizations apply with their most innovative proposals. Finalists get access to Google.org funding, mentorship and resources. Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises are invited to apply by July 4.

About Google Impact Challenge Kenya.

Your community. Your ideas to make it better. For the first time, the Google Impact Challenge is coming to Kenya! The Challenge asks local innovators how they would make their community–and beyond–an even better place. The public and a panel of local Judges vote for the ideas with the most potential, and Google.org pairs each winner with a package of strategic support, funding and Google volunteers.

Benefits of Google Impact Challenge Kenya.

  • Finalists get access to Google.org funding, mentorship and resources.
  • Each of the four winners will receive a $250,000 grant and training from Google. The remaining 8 finalists will receive a $125,000 grant.

Google Impact Challenge Kenya Eligibility. 

To be eligible to enter the Challenge, your Organization must meet the criteria listed below (“Eligibility Criteria”):

  • be a legally registered Kenyan business or nonprofit;
  • suggest a project with a clear charitable purpose, as determined by Google and/or Google’s donor advised fund, the Tides Foundation (“Tides”), in their sole discretion;
  • not discriminate against any person or group of people in either hiring/employment practices or in the administration of programs and services, including on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or ethnicity;
  • agree that if you receive an Award, it will not be used for religious instruction.

How Google Impact Challenge Kenya works.

How Google Impact Challenge Kenya works.

Google Impact Challenge Kenya Criteria. 

  • Community Impact: Does the proposed project create economic opportunity in Kenya? Does it improve the lives of people in our country?
  • Innovation: Does the project present unexpected solutions to unmet needs?
  • Reach: Does it have the potential to scale directly or to serve as a model for other communities? Will its scope grow over time?
  • Feasibility: Is the project plan (or business plan) well thought-out, and the team well-equipped to execute on it?

Google Impact Challenge Kenya Timelines. 

Application Periodis defined as beginning at 12:01 a.m. EAT on May 23, 2018 and ending at 11:59 p.m. EAT on July 4, 2018

Notification and Marketing Production Periodis defined as the period on or about October 15 through October November 25, 2018

Voting Periodis defined as a three week period after Finalists have been announced in which public voting is conducted to select the People’s Choice Winner

Google Impact Challenge Kenya Application Requirements. 

Your Organization’s Application must meet the following Application Requirements:

  • It must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, tortuous, slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Challenge.
  • It must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to any applicable federal, state or local laws and regulations where the Application is created.
  • It must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Challenge, as determined by Google, in its sole discretion.
  • It must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
  • It cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • It must be in English.
  • Your Organization must meet the Eligibility Criteria.

During the Application Period, Google, its agents and/or the Judges (as defined below) will be evaluating each Application to ensure that it meets the Application Requirements.

How to Enter Google Impact Challenge Kenya.

To enter the Challenge, visit the Challenge Site during the Application Period and provide the information requested following the instructions for submitting the online application (“Application”). The Application must meet the “Application Requirements” described above.

Apply Here Official Link

LIMIT OF ONE (1) APPLICATION PER ORGANIZATION, EXCEPT IF THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED BY A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. If multiple Applications are received for a single organization, except for universities and colleges, only the last application submitted will be considered. Colleges or universities that are otherwise eligible may submit multiple applications provided that no more than one application is submitted per individual faculty or staff member authorized to represent the college or university. All Applications must be received during the Application Period. Applications are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. All Applications will be deemed made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry, and the person submitting an Application may be required to show proof of being the Authorized Account Holder for that email address. The “Authorized Account Holder” is the natural person authorized by the Organization to submit an Application and assigned to an email address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain.

For more info, please contact Google at africa-impact-challenge@google.com.


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