Google says that in 2022, it awarded more than $300,000 in grant funding to eight north Alabama organizations.
The money largely went to groups serving Scottsboro, Stevenson and the surrounding communities, including for projects improving student literacy rates and providing tools for improved workforce readiness.
“Google has always been a proud supporter of organizations with a mission to enhance individuals’ abilities to learn and succeed in an ever-evolving, tech-forward world,” said Scott Ingram, Google’s Alabama Data Center site manager. “We are proud to call Alabama home and remain committed to continuing our support for those in our community.”
Grants from Google in 2022 went to the Jackson County School District, Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Alabama Community College, Jackson County Impact Learning Center, Michel Scott Learning Center, the Well Academy, Woodville Public Library and Nourish One Child.
“We are appreciative of Google and how it continually supports our local organizations, businesses, schools and other educational initiatives,” said Jackson County Commissioner Bill Nance. “Having them as a member of our business community while also generously supporting causes that mean a great deal to all of Jackson County is highly valued and respected.”
Google announced its Jackson County data center in 2015 and has created more than 230 jobs through the data center.