Microsoft Philanthropies

Empowerment begins with inclusion

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need them.

Just as there is an extremely effective commercial ecosystem that brings the promise of technology to life in the marketplace, there must be a strong societal ecosystem that brings the promise of technology to life in the community space.

To fulfill our company mission and truly empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, we, ourselves, need to do more. Empowerment begins with inclusion.

Through Microsoft Philanthropies, we're investing Microsoft’s strongest assets to drive greater inclusion and empowerment of people who do not have access to technology and the opportunities it offers and enables. As we do so, we will build on the foundation of Microsoft’s 30-plus years of giving, seeking new ways to achieve greater outcomes for a broader segment of the world’s population.

Contributions

Technology can be a powerful force that opens exciting opportunities for nonprofits.

The Monterey Vintners Association uses Microsoft product donations to connect local farmers and promote sustainable agriculture.

We make strategic societal investments in digital inclusion programs and partnerships.

Our grantee and nonprofit partner Year Up helps at-risk youth gain tech skills and get jobs.

Microsoft employees are dedicated to making a difference in the world.

Microsoft employee volunteers at a Washington state high school, teaching intro to computer science.

Microsoft’s voice can help spotlight and prompt action on key challenges to digital inclusion.

YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners volunteering in the Amazon and learning about social change.