February 27, 2020 (Washington, DC)–Today, Credential Engine announced a new grant from Google.org to support and accelerate Credential Engine’s technology development, expansion into new states, and overall efforts to improve the vital credential data connections that tie education, jobs, and the economy together.

“If anyone understands the value of connecting people to the data and information they need to make some of the most important decisions of their lives, it’s the team at Google.org,” said Scott Cheney, Executive Director of Credential Engine. “I am so glad that Google.org has made this new investment in our work and has joined with so many others who are working together to make credential transparency a reality for students, workers, businesses, and policymakers.”

“Credential Engine is playing a crucial role in building a more open workforce data environment” said Florian Maganza, Senior Manager, Google.org. “We’re proud to support their effort to make it easier for people to compare across credentials.”

With the support of Google and others, Credential Engine will also continue to build out technological capabilities of its Credential Registry, scale efforts to publish rich credential and competency data, enhance user experience, and develop toolkits to help partners publish, implement policy, develop applications, and champion credential transparency in communities coast to coast.


Credential Engine is a non-profit whose mission is to create credential transparency, reveal the credential marketplace, increase credential literacy, and empower everyone to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value. Credential Engine receives support from Lumina Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Walmart, Northrop Grumman Foundation, ECMC Foundation, Microsoft, the National Science Foundation, Siegel Family Endowment, and Google.org.

Credential Engine Contact: Carrie Samson csamson@credentialengine.org

About Google.org

Since 2005, Google.org has worked to extend the reach of nonprofit innovators and connect them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, tools, and volunteers from around Google. These innovators are the believers-turned-doers who have made the biggest impact on the communities they represent, and whose work has the potential to produce meaningful change that can scale. Though each nonprofit’s project poses a fresh challenge, we ask the same question every time: “How can we bring the best of Google to power their work and accelerate their progress?”

Google.org Contact: Mara Harris maraharris@google.com

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