launches generative AI accelerator program with $20 million in funding for 21 nonprofits, the philanthropic arm of Google, today announced the launch of the Accelerator: Generative AI, a dynamic six-month program designed to bolster nonprofits engaged in pioneering applications of generative AI. The initiative comes hand in hand with a substantial $20 million funding commitment dispersed across the participating projects.

The inaugural cohort boasts 21 diverse organizations concentrated on critical realms such as climate action, economic empowerment, healthcare accessibility, education enhancement, and crisis management. Beyond financial backing, beneficiaries of this intensive six-week accelerator regimen will gain access to a rich array of resources including specialized technical training, immersive workshops, seasoned mentors, and pro bono assistance from a dedicated AI mentor.

In a blog post, Google said, “Through the Fellowship, teams of Googlers will also work with three of these nonprofits — Tarjimly, Benefits Data Trust, and mRelief — full-time for up to six months to help them build their proposed generative AI tools.”

Tarjimly’s mission revolves around leveraging AI to facilitate language translation services for refugees, while Benefits Data Trust endeavors to harness AI capabilities in crafting virtual aides to bolster caseworkers in aiding low-income individuals navigate public benefits enrollment processes. Meanwhile, mRelief is in the process of developing a tool aimed at streamlining the application process for U.S. SNAP benefits.

Annie Lewin, Director of Global Advocacy at, also added in a blog post, “Generative AI can help social impact teams be more productive, creative, and effective in serving their communities. funding recipients report that AI helps them achieve their goals in one-third of the time at nearly half the cost.”

However, notwithstanding the potential benefits, a recent survey conducted by unveiled a significant gap: while four out of five nonprofits recognize the potential applicability of generative AI to their operations, nearly half confessed to not currently employing this technology. The reasons cited include a dearth of suitable tools, limited awareness, inadequate training, and insufficient funding — highlighting critical barriers to widespread adoption within the nonprofit sector.

Here are some of the projects from the selected organizations:

  1. Benefits Data Trust: Utilizing Large Language Models (LLMs) to develop an AI-powered assistant aiding caseworkers and frontline workers in guiding low-income applicants through public benefits access and enrollment.
  2. Beyond 12: Creating a generative AI-powered College Coach to provide scalable coaching services to first-generation college students and those from underprivileged backgrounds.
  3. CareerVillage: Expanding the AI Career Coach to assist underrepresented individuals in navigating career paths and achieving improved employment outcomes.
  4. Climate Policy Radar: Building an open digital database and knowledge graph for climate law and policy with a generative AI-enabled search interface to empower climate leaders with evidence-based decision-making.
  5. CodePath: Launching AI tutoring and mentorship solutions to offer tailored career support to underserved communities in real-time.
  6. EIDU: Providing personalized tutoring services in low- and middle-income countries through generative AI, delivering customized digital learning exercises for students and content for teachers.
  7. Full Fact: Developing a generative AI tool to analyze and summarize vast amounts of health misinformation across various media, easing the workload of fact checkers.
  8. IDinsight, Inc.: Leveraging generative AI to deliver prompt and accurate responses to health-related inquiries from new or expectant mothers in South Africa.
  9. Jacaranda Health: Scaling digital health services to mothers in underserved areas using Natural Language Processing (NLP) trained in African languages.
  10. Justicia Lab: Creating an AI assistant to guide immigrants through the complexities of attaining legal status, offering personalized guidance and actionable information throughout the process.
  11. Materiom: Building a generative AI tool for entrepreneurs to develop and test compostable biomaterial recipes, aiming to transform the packaging and textiles industries into regenerative sectors.
  12. mRelief: Creating an assistant to streamline the application process for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in the U.S.
  13. Opportunity@Work: Helping employers gain insights into alternative career paths not reliant solely on degree-based qualifications, thereby enhancing employability for more workers skilled through alternative routes.
  14. Partnership to End Addiction: Enhancing addiction support services for families using AI to build training simulations and quality assurance tools.
  15. Building a new tool to provide students with immediate, AI-powered feedback and coaching on writing and reading comprehension activities, saving teachers hours of time.
  16. Tabiya: Empowering job seekers in low- and middle-income countries with tailored advice at scale for better job matches, increased gender equity, and higher incomes through their generative AI tool.
  17. Tarjimly: Utilizing AI-powered translation to empower human translators for refugees, improving accessibility, quality, and scale of translation for low-resource languages globally.
  18. U.S. Digital Response: Helping governments understand effective use of generative AI to improve efficiency and impact, starting with a language access tool to reduce barriers to unemployment insurance.
  19. World Bank: Developing a generative AI tool to make development research more accessible, extracting evidence-based findings to aid policymakers in making faster decisions and directing resources more effectively.

These are just a few examples of the groundbreaking initiatives funded by’s Generative AI Accelerator program. Each project aims to leverage AI technology to address pressing social issues and empower marginalized communities.