Google RISE Awards 2016 for Organizations (Up to $25,000 grant)

Google RISE Awards 2016 for Organizations (Up to $25,000 grant)

Deadline: February 19, 2016

Google is now accepting applications for the next cycle of RISE Awards. The Google RISE Awards is an annual grants program for nonprofit organizations worldwide that promote computer science education opportunities. Google RISE – Roots in Science and Engineering – Awards are designed to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives.

These efforts reach K-12/pre-university students, with an emphasis on girls and minorities who have historically been underrepresented in the field. With this award program, Google aspires for students from all backgrounds to be creators and not just consumers of tomorrow’s technology


RISE Award recipients receive:

  • Grants $10,000 to $25,000 USD
  • Access to global network of CS partners
  • Learning resources from Google experts and volunteers

In turn, RISE award recipients are expected to:

  • Report on progress: Keep Google updated through end of year and midyear reports
  • Share resources across the community


  • RISE awards are limited to not-for-profit organizations with charitable registration status or a fiscal sponsor from one of the eligible countries below.
  • Previous RISE awardees may apply if adding a new dimension to former programs or launching a new CS program.
  • For a full list of eligible countries, please see our eligibility criteria here.

Selection Criteria

  • Google funds only CS organizations that currently run extracurricular computer science programs or STEM organizations looking to start a computer science outreach program.
  • Programs must serve girls, underrepresented minorities or underserved students up to the age of 18. Awards are not open to programs for students already enrolled in university and above
  • Programs should have regional reach with the potential to scale
  • Organizations should have a track record that the program can be executed as described
  • Organizations should demonstrate a record of quantifying impact or propose a plan for measuring impact in the future.

The 2016 RISE Award recipients in March 2016.

For more information, visit Google RISE Awards.