This morning Google announced it is donating $40 million to groups that support STEM education, girls' education, access to technology, and oppose human trafficking.
Sixteen STEM organizations will receive a total of $14.7 million, including the Tech Museum of Innovation, the D.C. Public Education Fund, Girl Scouts of Northern California, and the Computer History Museum. Google says the donations will support more than 3 million kids.
Nine of the 16 organizations operate in the United States.
Shona Brown, senior vice president of Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, wrote in a blog post that the latest round of donations brings their annual giving to $115 million.
"I'm inspired by this year's grantees and look forward to seeing their world-changing work in 2012," she wrote.
Here are the STEM organizations Google is supporting:
- Platform Bèta Techniek
- Bletchley Park Trust
- Citizen Schools
- Computer History Museum
- Concord Consortium
- D.C. Public Education Fund
- Generating Genius
- Girl Scouts of Northern California
- Roberta Initiative
- Robin Hood
- Teach For All
- The Tech Museum of Innovation
- Science Gallery
- World Wide Workshop