At Google, She Oversees $100 Million in Giving. She Thinks Companies Should Do More.
As president of Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller runs one of the nation’s biggest and most unusual corporate-philanthropy operations. The charitable grant-making arm of the internet search-engine giant gives about $100 million to charity each year; in 2016, $50 million went to organizations and programs in the Bay Area. (Google’s parent company had revenue of $90.3 billion in 2016; it is currently valued at $650 billion.)
So far in 2017, Google.org has made several multimillion-dollar charitable commitments. In February, it announced $11.5 million in new grants focused on racial equity and the criminal-justice system. The money will support the Center for Policing Equity, which tracks national statistics on police behavior, Impact Justice, whose restorative-justice project keeps young people of color out of juvenile detention, and two California nonprofits that gather and share data about courts and prisons, among other work. And last week, Google.org announced a $1 million commitment to create a Latino nonprofit accelerator with the Latino Community Foundation, which will provide support to organizations that serve and are led by Latinos in the Bay Area . . .