Empowering nonprofits

Microsoft is committed to helping nonprofits advance their missions through digital transformation enabled by secure and trusted technology.

Impact at a glance

$1.4 billion

in software and services donated to nonprofits worldwide.

196,385

nonprofits have been served to date.

$158 million

donated by employees in 2017 (including company match).

Our commitment and approach

We work closely with nonprofit organizations around the world to help them accelerate their organizational transformation with technology. 

Technology for Social Impact

Technology can be a powerful tool to help solve the world’s most challenging issues. It can enable nonprofit organizations to be more productive, more innovative, and ultimately, to drive greater societal impact.

We’re committed to delivering technology solutions that are accessible, affordable, and relevant for nonprofits everywhere. Donations and discounts are available for cloud solutions including Microsoft 365, Office 365, Power BI, and Azure. Hardware discounts are also available on Microsoft Surface devices.

With the goal of reaching over 300,000 nonprofits in the next three years, the Microsoft partner ecosystem is critical to our success. We’re developing partnerships to provide relevant nonprofit technology solutions and services critical to helping nonprofits scale and drive greater impact around the world.

Hack for Good

Hack for Good is a community of Microsoft employees with a passion for applying technical and business skills to some of the world’s most pressing societal problems. Previous projects have included a tool for disrupting sex trafficking, a PhotoDNA cloud service, and an app to transform the foster care system.


Employee giving 

Microsoft employees are passionate about giving time, money, and skill to address the issues facing our world. It’s part of our culture and how we live our mission. The employee giving program focuses on giving in three 
primary ways:
  • Money: Our employees support a wide range of organizations they feel personally connected to, and in the United States, Microsoft matches those donations dollar-for-dollar.
  • Time: Many of our employees help nonprofits and schools achieve their missions faster by donating their time and professional skills. Microsoft matches every volunteer hour with a monetary donation to the organization.
  • Products: When our employees purchase our products and donate them to nonprofits, Microsoft matches these in-kind donations, amplifying the impact of our technology.



FY18 highlights

We’ve surpassed our commitment to nonprofit cloud services donations, and our employees have raised record breaking donation amounts for global nonprofits.

  • In 2016, Microsoft Philanthropies committed to donating $1 billion in cloud computing resources to 70,000 nonprofit organizations over three years. By the end of 2017, we’d surpassed that goal and committed to service more than 300,000 nonprofits around the globe. 

    Explore our impact letter
  • We see the potential for nonprofits to leverage digital innovation to address the world’s most pressing issues. In 2017, we announced our Technology for Social Impact group which will be dedicated to serving nonprofit organizations worldwide and helping them move to the cloud.

    Learn more about the group
  • Learn more about MTI
  • Learn more about employee giving

FY18 reporting resources

Donations and volunteerism data factsheet (PDF)

Download the factsheet to learn more about our donation and volunteerism investments over the past three fiscal years.

Reports hub

Microsoft provides disclosures to help stakeholders evaluate how we’re meeting our commitments. We collect and share these reports in one place for easy reference and download.

2018 Global Reporting Initiative Index

The 2018 report content throughout this site contains disclosures from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Get the bigger picture

Explore key resources to learn more about our work to empower nonprofits.