Protect fundamental rights
We unequivocally support the fundamental rights of people, from defending democracy, to addressing systemic racial injustice and inequity, to protecting human rights.
Address racial inequity
We're taking action to improve the lived experience of Black and African American communities. This starts with an additional $150 million investment in our own culture of inclusion and extends to how we engage our ecosystem and strengthen our communities.
Accelerate justice reform
The Justice Reform Initiative works to empower communities and drive progress toward a more equitable system of justice and public safety, with a specific focus on policing, alternatives to incarceration, and prosecutorial reforms.
Protect the institutions of democracy
Our Democracy Forward Initiative works to protect campaigns from hacking, increase political advertising transparency, defend against disinformation, ensure a healthy information ecosystem, and uphold fair and secure electoral processes in democratic countries.
Rebuild journalism capacity
Healthy democracies require healthy journalism. Technology has played a role in the disruption of news, but it can also help rebuild the news business from the decline that accelerated during the pandemic.
Respect and promote human rights
We aspire to be leaders in human rights and a catalyst for action by others. We rely on international standards to ensure our business activities respect and promote human rights and that technology plays a positive role.
Humanitarian action and emergency response
We support humanitarian and first responder organizations—not just during response and recovery—but also by increasing their capacity to respond to future emergencies. Our AI for Humanitarian Action program helps nonprofit and humanitarian organizations accelerate their impact.
Advocate for fair immigration
For the past several years, Microsoft has supported bills that reform the US immigration system so that we can attract and retain skilled talent, an integral component of the US economy.