Our commitment and approach

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. That is why we have worked for decades to enhance economic growth, create opportunities for everyone to participate in that growth, and protect and improve the quality of life enjoyed by Washington residents.

Empowering people

Strengthening our communities

Fostering economic opportunity

Rapid advancement in technology is creating new opportunities in a digital economy. But for many, these opportunities remain out of reach. We are working to ensure that all people can benefit from the opportunities of a changing economy and that our state has a thriving business climate that fosters continued growth, innovation, and opportunity for all.

Protecting our region and the planet

Microsoft is committed to leveraging technology to solve urgent environmental issues, both in Washington state and around the world.

Microsoft Philanthropies awards cash grants to nonprofit organizations through an invitation-only application process. We do not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry.