Hooray for Giving!
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.
How Giving Works at Microsoft
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 300 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. Microsoft also helps employees find nonprofits that best match
their volunteering skills and interests with our own in-house volunteering tool.
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 help people
realize their full potential, in everything they do.
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
- Since 1983, Microsoft and its employees have provided more than $8.5 billion in
cash, services and software to nonprofits around the world.