Microsoft YouthSpark Partner Toolkit

Congratulations on receiving a Microsoft YouthSpark grant! We salute the work your organization is doing to empower young people to change their world and are proud that we can help you achieve your mission.

We are excited about the launch of this new program and appreciate your support in helping raise awareness of Microsoft YouthSpark and our partnership.

Background

What is Microsoft YouthSpark?

Microsoft YouthSpark is a companywide initiative designed to create opportunities for hundreds of million youth around the world. Through partnerships with governments, businesses and nonprofit organizations such as yours, we aim to empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. In short, we want to come together to empower youth to change their world, to be the spark of change. Learn More

How Can My Organization Benefit from the Microsoft YouthSpark Launch?

We hope you’ll take advantage of all the YouthSpark program has to offer to your organization—including your status as one of the first YouthSpark grant recipients! In addition to cash and software grants, YouthSpark offers new and expanded programs and resources to help young people around the world realize their dreams. Visit the Microsoft YouthSpark Hub to learn more

YouthSpark on GlobalGiving— a new way for you to raise money for youth

YouthSpark on GlobalGiving, a Microsoft YouthSpark program in partnership with Global Giving, is a brand new micro-giving site focused solely on empowering youth around the world. As a Microsoft YouthSpark grant recipient, you are invited to submit your own youth-focused micro-projects. To learn how your organization can participate in our next phase of YouthSpark on GlobalGiving projects, please submit a referral form and indicate you are a Microsoft YouthSpark Grantee in the last box.

What to Expect from Microsoft?

If you’re receiving a Microsoft grant for the first time, we welcome you to our global community and offer this background on what you can expect from our partnership.

Promotion Guidance

Since 1983, Microsoft and our employees have provided more than $6.5 billion in cash, services and software to nonprofits globally through localized, company-sponsored giving and volunteer campaigns. Often, our grantees ask how they can recognize their support from Microsoft. We are happy to provide the following suggestions and thank you in advance for your kind acknowledgment of our support!

Logo Files

Logos are extremely important assets to all companies, and Microsoft is no exception. As the most visible form of our brand identity, they represent the intellectual resources, high standards and corporate values Microsoft has put into its software products since 1975. That's why we ask our nonprofit partners who wish to use Microsoft's trademarked logos to observe the guidelines and legal restrictions outlined here.


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