Do you have a great idea that can help the world? Try sharing it through Google’s Project 10 to the 100th and get it funded. It’s Google’s way of calling for your ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.
Our goal is to set as few rules as possible. However, we ask that you put your idea into one of the following categories and consider the evaluation criteria below.
•Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?
•Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
•Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
•Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
•Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
•Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
•Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
•Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.
Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?
The giant company will be committing $10 Million Dollars to implement the projects. Up to five ideas will be chosen by the advisory board. You can also recommend an organization that you think can implement your world changing idea.
The deadline for submission will be on the 20th of October, 2008. One hundred chosen ideas will be announced on January 27, 2009 in which the public will be allowed to choose 20 semi-finalists. The advisory board will then choose the final five ideas which will receive funding for implementation.
No matter how big or small your idea is, if you believe that it can help a lot of people and change their world, share it.
Helping helps everybody, helper and helped alike.