Support for people and communities in need
Our vision is to empower humanitarian organizations and crisis-affected communities to realize the promise and potential of technology.
Delivering future ready skills for refugees
A young woman leads refugees toward independence – and shows how much technology can help.
Providing rapid relief to communities in crisis
Determined to continue their service, veterans deploy to disaster zones. Image courtesy of Team Rubicon.
Helping organizations accelerate impact
Our technology empowers humanitarian organizations to better prepare, respond and rebuild communities affected by crisis. With free and discounted software and services, data and AI, Microsoft helps nonprofits build resiliency and accelerate their missions.
AI for Humanitarian Action
A grant program to help nonprofit and humanitarian organizations supporting disaster response, refugees and displaced people, human rights, and the needs of women and children.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross deploys a suite of Microsoft products to streamline operations allowing them to focus on their core mission of alleviating human suffering.
Microsoft and UNICEF are committed to building a sustainable future for all children and young people. Through the Learning Passport, we ensure that those in humanitarian emergencies can access education.
In response to COVID-19, CARE has developed a platform to track the impact on women and girls globally. The technology aggregates data and outcomes from across programs so they can compare how women are responding, assess greatest needs, and deliver support accordingly.
With UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, we partner to ensure digital skills and livelihood opportunities are made available for 25,000 young refugees and their host community in Kakuma Camp, Kenya, through the Connected Education Program.
Displaced people face countless challenges as they flee their homes and countries. We empower humanitarian organizations to deliver Digital Inclusion and Livelihood programs.
Contributing aid to humanitarian emergencies
In 2020, we contributed $42 million to six humanitarian emergencies around the world. This included responding to COVID-19, wildfires in Australia and the US, and natural and man-made disasters. We conducted over 100 Disaster Response missions to support nonprofit, government, and international organizations with technology services.
The need to accelerate the pace of innovation has never been greater. We’re committed to working across sectors to foster partnerships and solutions that will have lasting impact.