Thousands of our employees participate in the company’s annual charity run/walk.
At Microsoft, giving is ingrained in our culture, and as our employees will tell you, one of the most rewarding - not to mention fun - aspects of our jobs.
When our giving program began in 1983, approximately 200 Microsoft employees raised $17,000 for nonprofits.
In 2015, Microsoft employees raised a record-breaking $125 million for more than 18,000 nonprofits and schools across the globe. This was the greatest year-over-year increase ever - and the fifth year in a row that they raised more than $100 million. Participation rates hit an all-time high, at 71 percent, as our people donated more time, talent and money to help address the local and global causes they care about most.
Microsoft's annual Employee Giving Campaign takes place in the U.S. throughout the year, with a special push every October. You can feel the energy on campus as the campaign hits high gear, with more than 200 activities, including a 5K Run, an online auction and other special events.
Microsoft matches employee nonprofit donations and volunteering year round up to $15,000 per employee.
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