Google gives $1 million grant to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
June 20, 2013
From time to time, stories emerge about large, well-known organizations giving massive amounts of money to charities that aim to help local communities or fix national or international problems.
Recently, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced it was the recipient of a $1 million grant from Google. The money will be put toward lowering the rising volume of crimes involving exploited children .
"Google has made looking for solutions to this problem part of how they do business and we are grateful for that generosity," NCMEC CEO John Ryan noted. "I know their contribution will have a direct impact on the lives of children around the world who are being victimized."
This is not the first time the two organizations have worked together to keep children across the globe safe. For the last 10 years, Google and the NCMEC have been pairing up to ensure kids aren't being exploited while online.
The search engine giant has long been interested in making the world a better place for everyone using technology. For instance, Tech Crunch reported that Google released the One Today app in April, which is currently being offered to owners of Android-powered smartphones on an invite-only basis. The program encourages individuals to donate $1 to a variety of different charities or match the amounts given by friends.
As foundations tap into emerging digital channels to raise funds online, they can benefit from nonprofit fundraising software that tracks incoming donations and quantitatively measures the success of their efforts.