Grants and technology support
We support resiliency, response, and recovery programs designed for those affected by humanitarian emergencies.
Refugees and displaced people
We provide scalable solutions to help the approximately 79.5 million forcibly displaced people, including refugees.
We partner with organizations to accelerate breakthrough solutions that help monitor, detect, and prevent human rights violations.
Needs of women and children
Our projects help ensure the wellbeing and safety of women and children around the world.
Programs making an impact
Putting vulnerable people on the map
Microsoft Philanthropies and Bing Maps are partnering with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to improve the reach of humanitarian action through open mapping of vulnerable areas. HOT is building an AI-assisted workflow in their mapping platform, Tasking Manager, to enhance mapper experience.
Helping to monitor human rights violations
We’ve collaborated with the Clooney Foundation for Justice to create innovative technology that can empower human rights trial monitors to capture multiple types of data in one place—and extract the information needed for experts to assess the fairness of a trial.
Advocating for people seeking asylum
Using speech-to-text AI and an Azure database, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) works with volunteers and legal aid organizations to assist families fleeing persecution in their home countries. AI helps ASAP track changing court dates and prioritize cases most urgently in need of legal services.
Extending the ability to help more children
Nonprofit partner Operation Smile uses a facial modeling algorithm and Microsoft Pix to improve their surgical outcomes and help more children in need of facial surgeries.