IT Makeover Campaign
Good Deeds Deserve Good Information Technology
In its seventh year, the IT Makeover campaign is a joint project between Microsoft and IQ Technology Solutions in which each provide $10,000 ($20K all up) worth of technology enhancements and upgrades to deserving, local nonprofit recipients. Recipients are selected from an application pool throughout northern Nevada and based on an application they are required to submit describing their needs, mission, and objectives in addition to how their organization would use the IT Makeover contribution to better serve the northern Nevada region. The final selections are made by a panel made up of Microsoft and IQ employees in addition to local business leaders. Over the past six years, a total of $150,000+ has been awarded to more than 20 local nonprofit recipients. For more information regarding the IT Makeover. For more information please contact AOC Communications
Through the matching contributions program, Microsoft allows its employees to direct corporate contributions to thousands of nonprofit organizations working to improve lives in the United States and around the world. Donations that U.S.-based employees make to eligible nonprofits are matched dollar for dollar by the company, up to $15,000 each year.
Every year, Microsoft dedicates the month of October to helping charities with our annual Giving Campaign. Events are held throughout the month. Each event is aligned to a specific nonprofit organization who receives all the revenues raised from that event plus a match of donations from Microsoft. The annual Giving Campaign allows our employees to show their passion for building stronger communities. In addition to matching employee financial donations, Microsoft matches time that our employees volunteer in the community, donating an annually designated amount per hour to the eligible organizations they serve.
It is our hope that this employee benefit will have a great impact in our local community, supporting our employees in their gifts of time as well as money for the organizations they serve.
Annual Microsoft Charity Golf Tournament
Nationally, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Microsoft have enjoyed a long-standing relationship built on Microsoft’s philosophy of corporate philanthropy. One of the exciting things about this tournament is that it gives us the opportunity to localize and grow that relationship. Add in the generosity of our tournament sponsors and employees who play and the results are obvious – a significant amount of money raised to do good for our community's greatest asset: the children.
With this in mind, Microsoft's Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is held each year in the month of August at the award-winning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Lakes Course at Hawk Golf and Resort. This is truly one of the finest events of its kind in northern Nevada, a high quality tournament with an exclusive field of 128 players.
This tournament is just one piece of Microsoft’s broader initiative to give back and support our local communities. All proceeds from the event will benefit the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs at the Boys & Girls Club. STEM programs bring important classroom lessons to life as kids explore new technology through Robotics, build and launch their own rockets in Rocket Build, learn what it takes to build a skyscraper during Engineering Week and discover the world around them through physical science experiments. Click here to register today!
Microsoft Employee Volunteer Program
Microsoft believes in supporting our employees’ acts of giving and the organizations that inspire them. That’s why each year, a large portion of Microsoft's Corporate Giving budget is allocated for matching employee donations to the causes they care about most. Microsoft's Employee Engagement Programs are designed to honor the diversity of employee giving at Microsoft by supporting a broad spectrum of organizations and institutions. Microsoft will process and match employee gifts to all eligible U.S. based nonprofit organizations and educational institutions with a U.S. Department of Treasury 501(c) (3) public charity status. Donations are matched dollar for dollar, up to the limits of each employee’s annual $15,000 charitable matching benefit across the programs.
- Matching Gift Programs: Microsoft's Matching Gifts program is year-round and when employees donate cash, stock, or Microsoft products to the institution of their choice, Microsoft will match with an equivalent donation.
- Giving Campaign: The Microsoft Employee Giving Campaign is dedicated to raising awareness and generating contributions for nonprofit organizations. During October, we encouraged our employees to partner with Microsoft to promote the causes that inspire them.
- Microsoft Volunter Program: Each U.S. employees' annual matching benefit includes a match for gifts of time as well as money. When employees volunteer at least 4 hours in the community, Microsoft will donate $25 per hour to the eligible organizations they serve.
Biggest Little City Campaign
This employee volunteer program leads annual efforts for the Microsoft Day of Giving event. In addition, Microsoft partners with other inspiring local events such as the annual TedX University of Nevada, Reno event.