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google grants


Presented by

Rachel Fournier

Lawton Gallagher Group

about me
About Me
  • Working in online marketing for over 6 years.
  • Currently head the online marketing department at Lawton Gallagher
  • Prior to LG, held the position of Director of Paid Search Services at Oneupweb

About Google Grants

Part of the Google for Nonprofits Program

In-kind advertising program awarding free Adwords advertising to select nonprofit organizations.

The online advertising account (adwords account) can be used it in a variety of ways, including general outreach, fundraising activities, and recruitment of volunteers.


What is Adwords?

Adwords is Google’s advertising program where

Organizations/businesses/nonprofits can create and run ads on Google’s search results pages.

Adwords ads are displayed along with search results when someone searches Google using one of your campaign’s keywords.


What to Expect from Google Adwords

Google Grants awards an advertising grant within Google Adwords.

Adwords is an online self-managed advertising program.

Your organization will build its own Adwords account by creating and monitoring text ads that run on Google.

You create ads and choose keywords, which are words or phrases related to your organization.

When people search on Google using one of your keywords, your

ad may appear next to the search results and people can click on your ad and go to your website.


Benefits of Google Adwords

You are speaking/advertising to an audience interested in your organization because you’ve created a relevant ad and chosen relevant keywords.

The value of the advertising your organization receive will be dependent upon the performance of your ads in the program.

Some variables that may affect your account’s performance include how many times people search on the keywords you choose and whether searchers click on your organization’s ads.

A grantee can get up to $10,000 dollars a month worth of advertising on


Program Requirements

You must have a website and your ads must link to a page on your website.

The keywords you target must be relevant to your programs and services

Your website cannot display revenue generating ads.

The on-going, active management of your advertising campaign is your organization’s responsibility once your account is active.


Who is eligible to apply?

Organizations must have current 501(c)(3) status

Must be headquartered in the United States

Nonprofits need to share the philosophy of community service

to help the world in areas such as science and technology,

education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy

and the arts.


Who is not eligible?

Governmental entities and organizations

Programs requiring membership such as clubs,

sports teams, alumni, etc..

Websites participating in Google AdSense program


Grantee Requirements & Responsibilities

A contact at your organization must build your Google Grants Adwords account and be responsible for your Adwords advertising account at all times.

Your active participation is required, and this includes building your Google Grants Adwords account, regularly logging into the Adwords system, and ensuring your Google ads and keywords are relevant, accurate, and timely.


Active Management Means:

Build Adwords Account

Be responsive to email requests from Google

Log in monthly to review campaign performance

Make updates as appropriate

Should you not login to your account for three consecutive months or

prove unresponsive to email requests from google, your account will

be subject to automatic pausing or cancellation without notification.


Grantee Adwords Ad Requirements

Your ads must link only to the URL included in your application.

Your ads must reflect the mission of your organization.

Strictly commercial advertising is not allowed. If you intend to

promote products or services, 100% of sales/proceeds must

support your program.


Grant Duration

As long as your organization is actively managing the account,

Adhering to program guidelines, and making the most of the award,

You can continue to remain in the Google Grants program.

There is no set end date for your grant.

Goolge does reserve the right to terminate your organization’s participation in the Google Grants program for any reason without notice at anytime.



As a Google Grants recipient, you will be able to participate in Adwords,

receiving up to $10,000 per month in free advertising.

However, you should be aware of a few important budget constraints

on your advertising campaign:

The maximum cost-per-click (CPC) that a Google Grantee is able to

choose is $1.00 and some keywords may not be available to you at

this amount.

Your organization will not actually be charged for each click on your ads.

This cost-per-click (CPC) is simply the bid for your keyword in the

Adwords auction.


Your monthly "ad spend" will be capped at $10,000.

Again note that you will not be charged for clicks on your ads,

up to $10,000 per month.

The "ad spend" is simply how much your organization would have paid

if you were not receiving the Google Grant; it is essentially

the value of the grant.

Keep in mind that some organizations may have solid

Adwords campaigns, but not accrue close to $10,000 per month

in their account.

The ad spend for each organization will vary based on your

organization's reach / audience (local versus international),

area of focus (rare diseases versus breast cancer), and other factors.


Writing an Effective Adwords Ad

Character limitations

Title 25

Line 1 30

Line 2 30

Clear call to action

Use keyword in title or ad copy


Generating Keywords

Highly Relevant

Targeted Terms

Search Volume

Google Adwords Keyword Tool


Apply for the Google for Nonprofits Program

Online Application