Google announced today it has launched a public fundraising campaign to help support nonprofits fighting to contain the ebola virus outbreak, and is offering to give $2 for every $1 donated.
The site has also added ebola information to its knowledge graph.
A Google search for “ebola” will result in the following box at the top of the search results, offering a brief explanation of the virus sourced from the CDC, along with a “What you need know” summary.
For the fundraising campaign, Google not only is matching public donations, but has donated $10 million which it says will go to agencies like InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Following Facebook’s lead, Google has included a “Donate” link on the top of its homepage in Chrome to help with its fundraising efforts: