Google Plans to Help Refugees With New $5.3 Million Grant


Google is helping refugees return to their studies with a new $5.3 million grant that will be used to distribute Chromebooks to non-profits in Germany, the company has announced.

The search engine giant is teaming up with the nonprofit group NetHope on the initiative, Project Reconnect, which will distribute the computers to nonprofits working with refugees, according to a blog post from Jacquelline Fuller, director of, the company’s philanthropic arm.

Google has already provided humanitarian support on the front lines, but Fuller said this initiative is focused on the long term as refugees settle into their new homes and continue to pursue their dreams.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Alyssa Newcomb