We donate 95% of our profits to charity. As you can see from the table below, this is considerably more than any other charitable search engine.
|Charitable Search Engine||Percentage donated|
At SearchScene, you can also choose the charities you want to support from our list of well-known, international charities.
We retain just 5% of our profits, which is enough to ensure that we have enough in savings for a rainy day and that SearchScene can remain in business in the long term. You can keep up to date with our charitable donations here.
To put our donation figure of 95% into perspective, if Google similarly donated 95% of its profits to charity, that would amount to roughly $32 billion each year (based on its 2019 profits). Instead of going to its shareholders, imagine how that money could be spent instead: tackling poverty; digging wells; feeding the hungry; planting trees; cleaning the oceans of plastic; dealing with the effects of climate change on the most vulnerable; and lobbying governments to cut carbon emissions, safeguard existing rainforests and adopt greener policies. That amount of money could end world hunger with $2 billion to spare! Alternatively, it could be used to plant roughly 320 billion trees – that's almost the equivalent of the Amazon rainforest – every single year!
Google does not market itself as a charitable search engine, so a comparison between SearchScene and Google in this regard is perhaps unfair. Nevertheless, Google does donate to charity via Google.org, its charitable branch. The amounts it donates vary and are not a set percentage of its profits. As an example, however, in 2017 Google donated $255 million in cash to charity. This amounted to just 0.9% of its $27.2 billion pretax profit for the year.
So you can keep using Google and help make Google's shareholders even richer, or you can switch to SearchScene and help save the planet!