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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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