Scientology says it’s received $5.7 million from Google in advertising grants

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Scientology says it’s received $5.7 million from Google in advertising grants.

[NOTE: Related prior thread:

Google gives grant of $10,000 per month to Scientology anti-psych front group CCHR
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthre...th-to-Scientology-anti-psych-front-group-CCHR

New thread created because Google grants are apparently not limited to CCHR, not now extends to "class v orgs around the world.']

Tony Ortega: Scientology says it’s received $5.7 million from Google in advertising grants.
http://tonyortega.org/2014/09/16/sc...from-google-in-advertising-grants/#more-16903

Excerpt:
At a $100 per person event held in the San Fernando Valley on September 6, about 500 Scientologists were told, among other things, that Google has approved advertising grants totaling $5.7 million for Scientology churches around the country.

Also, that the Chinese government has approved Scientology’s website, scientology.org, as one of only a few religious websites Chinese citizens can access without restrictions.
Transcript Excerpt:
In the Bay Area a representative of Google was introduced to Scientology and our 4th dynamic campaigns through the Stevens Creek Ideal Org. This representative connected us up with the department responsible for non-profit advertisements. And as a result, Google awarded us a $10,000-a-month grant for free online advertising.

But that’s not all because Google looked into the responses that we were getting from this advertisement, and they increased that grant to the Truth About Drugs and Way to Happiness campaigns, to $40,000 a month.

But that’s not all. The second man, now with established Google teams solely for the Church of Scientology, suggested that we might want to extend the same grants to some of our class v orgs around the world. We applied, and now today, every ideal org in the United States has $10,000 a month of free online advertising.


[Crowd: wild applause]

In fact, in total so far, we have had $5.7 million in Google grants already approved for our 4th dynamic campaigns in United States ideal orgs.
EDITED TO ADD:

Google Nonprofits Twitter:

https://twitter.com/googlenonprofit
@googlenonprofit
 
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CommunicatorIC

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The transcript states:
every ideal org in the United States has $10,000 a month of free online advertising
Do we know how many Ideal Orgs there are so we can determine the total amount o free Ideal Org Google advertising?

That would of course exclude the free Google advertising awarded to all of the Scientology front groups.
 

CommunicatorIC

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Here are the details of Google's $10,000 per month grant to non-profits. Now, whether the cult should count as ONE non-profit or a hundred or more when including all their different corporate tentacles depends on . . . what?

http://static.googleusercontent.com.../grants/pdf/external-nonprofit-guide-2014.pdf

Paul
That is a really good point. I think it is $10,000 per non-profit corporation.

Think of Scientology and related entities in Los Angeles alone:

$10,000 Google Grant for LA Org.
$10,000 Google Grant for ASHO.
$10,000 Google Grant for AOLA.
$10,000 Google Grant for COS Inglewood.
$10,000 Google Grant for COS Pasadena.
$10,000 Google Grant for CC.
$10,000 Google Grant for TWTH Int.
$10,000 Google Grant for Narconon Int.
$10,000 Google Grant for CCHR Int.
$10,000 Google Grant for Applied Scholastics.
$10,000 Google Grant for Los Feliz Mission.
$10,000 Google Grant for "Beverly Hills" Mission (actually in West LA as I recall).

Etc.
 
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