The Google Impact Challenge is a funding programme developed by, designed to challenge social issues and grow economic opportunities for underserved populations. 



The Google Impact Challenge organizes separate windows for individual countries. Open calls will be published on our calls page



The amount and type of funding vary per call. For windows in Africa, Google typically selects 12 finalists. Of these finalists, the best four receive a USD 250,000 grant and training from Google. The other eight finalists receive a grant amounting to USD 125,000. 


Project focus 

Projects should be directed towards creating economic opportunities for underserved populations. Local innovators have to explain how their project idea will make their community–and beyond–a better place. 


Target countries 

The Google Impact Challenge focuses on developed countries as well as emerging countries. In Africa, the Google Impact Challenge is available for Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Refer to the world map below for a visual view of the eligible countries. 


Eligible applicants 

Both non-profit organizations and social enterprises are eligible to apply for funding from the Google Impact Challenge. 



Grant applications involve the submission of a project proposal. Subject to Google's positive evaluation of the project proposal, Google will invite applicants to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. 


Why work with Advance Consulting 

Advance Consulting assists companies to access impact finance: grants, concessional loans and social equity intended to create positive impact beyond financial return. We can guide and assist you to develop a winning proposal to receive funding from the Google Impact Challenge, from the initial assessment of your project idea up the approval of the application. Note that Advance Consulting is not affiliated with Google. Contact for further information on the Google Impact Challenge. 


Eligible countries on a map 

A visual view of the eligible countries for the Google Impact Challenge.