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The driving force behind our mission

Microsoft employees are passionate about giving time, money, and skills to address the issues facing our world. It’s part of our culture and how we live our mission.

See our employees in action
A group of Microsoft employees volunteering at a nonprofit in WA state

Microsoft employee giving program

To support our employees’ passion for giving, Microsoft matches employee donations of time and money to nonprofit organizations. Each October, our fun and spirited employee Giving Campaign—a tradition since 1983—makes a significant annual impact in addition to generous giving year-round.

Employee giving by the numbers

In 2016, Microsoft employees rallied together to provide:

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$142 million in employee donations*

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650,000 employee volunteer hours

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18,889 nonprofits and schools supported

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74% employee participation


*Inclusive of company match

Microsoft employees at a Give Campaign event

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.