About Us

In 1975 Microsoft was an unknown software company with a single product and the promise of delivering on a new way of computing. We have since grown to become one of the largest companies in the world. As we grow, so does our responsibility to contribute positively to society on a global scale.

At the heart of our commitment is our passion for empowering youth to imagine and realize their full potential. Our support for We Day is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, our global, companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth by 2015.

What Citizenship means at Microsoft

Citizenship at Microsoft is about serving the needs of communities and fulfilling our responsibilities to the public. Our mission is to help people and businesses around the world realize their full potential.

Our Citizenship work plays a vital role in delivering on that mission as we apply our technology expertise and resources to help solve societal challenges on both a global and a local scale. Through Serving Communities, we are helping create a better future for young people and fostering healthier, more vibrant communities worldwide. With Working Responsibly, we’re committed to responsible practices in our own operations, with policies and programs that ensure we’re acting as a good corporate citizen everywhere we do business.

Make your cause our cause

Office 365 for Nonprofits

Find out how an Office 365 donation can help your nonprofit do more good.

Local Impact Map for nonprofits

Microsoft Local Impact Map

Explore this map to see how nonprofits are impacting communities across the globe.

Muriel’s Story

Explore the YouthSpark Hub

Discover the many tools and resources that are empowering youth to change their world.