Grants and product donations

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

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Microsoft provides YouthSpark grants to nonprofits that are working to increase access to digital skills and computer science education for youth around the globe.

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Affordable Access Initiative

In addition to providing monetary grants, Microsoft’s Affordable Access Initiative partners with innovators to bring the benefits of the internet and cloud services to underserved communities around the world.

Learn more about the Affordable Access Initiative

Washington State Initiatives

Microsoft invests in the continued health and vitality of Washington State by advancing community and public affairs initiatives that aim to make our home state a great place to work and live.

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Public education

We work with educators, policymakers, and community leaders to ensure that students can develop the skills they need to succeed in a technology-driven and competitive workplace. We support efforts across the education system including early learning, K-12, and higher education.

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Transportation infrastructure

Microsoft supports regional transit agencies and advocates for targeted investments in roads and other improvements that have regional or statewide significance. Microsoft also has a variety of systems to help reduce single-passenger employee trips.

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Business climate

In addition to supporting education and transportation, we also work to lessen the operating cost burdens imposed on businesses and organizations in Washington State, including regulatory compliance and other costs such as unemployment insurance.

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Quality of life

Microsoft supports programs and organizations that address the needs of people and communities throughout Washington State. We give broadly to our priority areas of education, family-friendly culture, arts, and human services.

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Product donations and discounts

Eligible nonprofits can benefit from our product donation and discount programs. We provide a comprehensive set of secured, reliable, and trusted cloud solutions that enable nonprofits to drive greater impact.