Google CEO, Sundar Pichai has donated Rs 5 Crore to Give India, matching Google’s earlier donation to various non-profit organizations.
Google had already announced over $800 million to help people tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Of this, $200 million were given to NGOs and banks to help small businesses access capital.
Following the donation, Give India tweeted, “Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg’s Rs 5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families,”
Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg ‘s ₹5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families. Please join our #COVID19 campaign: https://t.co/T9bDf1MXiv @atulsatija
— GiveIndia (@GiveIndia) April 13, 2020
This commitment includes $250 million in ad grants to help the WHO (World Health Organization) and other governmental agencies to help local communities prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai said “This is an increase from our initial $25 million announced last month. Besides, we’re providing $20 million in ad grants to community financial institutions and NGOs specifically to run public service announcements on relief funds and other resources for SMBs,”
So far, Give India has raised over Rs 12 crore to support the needful vulnerable families all across the country.
Many other private sector companies have donated a huge amount of money to support the needful people in this situation. TATA Trusts and TATA Group together gave about Rs 1,500 crore and Wipro Ltd, Wipro Enterprises Limited and Azim Premji Foundation together pledged another Rs 1,125 crore to support on this ongoing crisis. Apart from these companies, several other small and big companies have contributed to different agencies.