Google Impact Challenge South Africa 2018

Nonprofits and social enterprises in South Africa with game-changing ideas are invited to apply for the 2018 Google Impact Challenge South Africa. The challenge will empower participants to drive community impact.

Google Impact Challenge South Africa


The Google Impact Challenge South Africa 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.

Google Impact Challenge South Africa Criteria.

  • Community Impact:Does the proposed project create economic opportunity in South Africa? 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 South Africa: How it Works.

  • Organizations Apply

    Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises submit their proposals to create economic opportunity in South Africa.

  • Finalists Selected

    Google and our partners will review applications and select 12 finalists.

  • Public Votes

    From the 12 finalists, the public will have three weeks to vote for their favorite idea.

  • Final Event and Winners Announced

    All 12 finalists are invited to pitch their ideas to our panel of Judges at a final event. The Judges will select three Challenge winners from these finalists, and also announce the people’s choice winner.

  • Training and Support

    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.

Learn More

Deadline: July 4, 2018.


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