About Giving at Microsoft

At Microsoft, giving is ingrained in our culture, a cornerstone of our citizenship and as our employees will tell you, one of the most rewarding — not to mention fun — aspects of our jobs.

When our giving program began in 1983, approximately 200 Microsoft employees raised $17,000 for nonprofits. Today, more than 39,000 employees participate in the campaign, which is approximately 67 percent of Microsoft’s total U.S. workforce.

Microsoft’s annual Employee Giving Campaign takes place in the U.S. throughout the year, with a special push every October. You can feel the energy on campus as the campaign hits high gear, with more than 200 activities including a 5K Run, an online auction and other special events.

Microsoft matches employee nonprofit donations and volunteering year round up to $15,000 per employee.

It adds up to a very real impact on local communities near and far — and an enduring giving culture that stems directly from our mission as a company: to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Employee Giving by the Numbers

  • Microsoft employees have donated more than $1 billion, inclusive of the corporate match, since 1983.
  • Microsoft employees in the U.S. have volunteered more than 2.5 million hours of their time to causes they care about since we began our volunteer match program in 2005.
  • Since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided more than $8.5 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world.