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SPPI Receives Grant Award from Google to Advance Research and Innovation

The Southwest Public Policy Institute, a nonprofit nonpartisan think tank focusing on the real issues impacting families and businesses in the American Southwest, has received a $120,000 grant award from Google to advance research and innovation.

Austin, TX (July 6, 2023) — The Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant of $120,000 from Google, a global technology leader. This grant will provide vital support to SPPI’s ongoing research and innovation initiatives, empowering the institute to further its mission of driving evidence-based policy solutions for the betterment of the region.

“We are grateful to Google for their recognition of our work and their commitment to promoting positive change.”

Patrick M. Brenner, president of the Southwest Public Policy Institute

The grant from Google represents a significant milestone in the partnership between the two organizations. With this funding, SPPI will be able to expand its research capabilities, foster innovation, and tackle critical policy challenges with a data-driven approach. The grant will support various projects and initiatives aimed at addressing key issues facing the region, such as sustainable development, economic growth, and social equity.

“We are thrilled to receive this generous grant from Google,” said Patrick Brenner, president at the Southwest Public Policy Institute. “This funding will enable us to advance our research efforts and explore innovative policy solutions that have a tangible impact on the communities we serve. We are grateful to Google for their recognition of our work and their commitment to promoting positive change.”

As a multidisciplinary think tank dedicated to driving evidence-based decision-making, SPPI is well-positioned to leverage this grant to further its research agenda. The institute’s expertise in areas such as personal finance, energy policy, and government transparency will be fortified, enabling SPPI to provide valuable insights and policy recommendations to policymakers, community leaders, and stakeholders in the region.

Google’s support underscores the company’s commitment to fostering innovation and making a positive impact on society. Through its philanthropic initiatives, Google aims to empower organizations like SPPI that are at the forefront of driving meaningful change and addressing pressing societal challenges.

The grant from Google will enable SPPI to continue its critical research and innovation efforts, expand its reach, and contribute to informed policy decisions that positively impact the American Southwest and beyond. The institute is grateful for Google’s support and looks forward to making significant strides in advancing sustainable development, economic growth, and social equity through its research endeavors.

About Southwest Public Policy Institute

Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) is a multi-state regional think tank dedicated to addressing critical policy challenges through research, analysis, and collaboration. With a primary focus on big data and artificial intelligence, SPPI employs innovative approaches to drive evidence-based decision-making and promote sustainable development in the American Southwest.

About Google

Google is a global technology leader focused on organizing the world’s information and making it universally accessible and useful. With a commitment to innovation and societal impact, Google supports organizations and initiatives that drive positive change and empower communities worldwide.

By Southwest Public Policy Institute

The Southwest Public Policy Institute is a think tank dedicated to improving the quality of life in the American Southwest by formulating, promoting, and defending sound public policy solutions. Our mission is simple: to deliver better living through better policy.

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