Support for people and communities in need
Empowering humanitarian organizations
Empowering displaced people
Empowering first responder organizations
California wildfires - 2018
When 2018’s deadly fires hit California we provided technical assistance, tech donations, and matched employee giving. We worked with the City of Paradise and Butte County to restore IT operations, as well as providing laptops for the ITDRC and local school districts to assist organizations in resuming their work.
Japan floods - 2018
When floods in Southern Japan killed hundreds and forced hundreds of thousands into shelters, Microsoft provided cash grants to local nonprofit partners. In addition, technology grants were provided to the prefecture governments to allow their staff to respond locally and aid citizens.
Hurricane Maria - 2017
In response to Hurricane Maria, we mobilized emergency service teams to assist state, federal, and local organizations to resume operations and improve response reporting. Microsoft also contributed through cash grants, matching employee donations, and helped restore communications through our partner NetHope.