Microsoft donates an average of $2 million a day in software to nonprofits worldwideBy Ron on Monday, Oct 7th, 2013 at 09:52AM
Microsoft has published its annual Citizenship Report for fiscal year 2013 today. In that report, we learn that the devices and services giant has donated an average of $2 million a day in software donations to nonprofit organizations across the globe.
"Microsoft donates an average $2 million a day in software donations to nonprofits around the world, making it easier for them to do more good in their communities. Through our Technology for Good program, we developed a pilot to help nonprofits implement Microsoft Office 365, our cloud-based software solution," Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft also revealed that September 2013 marked the official worldwide launch of Office 365 for Nonprofits, which brings the company's latest productivity suite to nonprofits for free. This program is available in 41 different countries and will be available in a grand total of 90 countries by July of next year.
Microsoft also revealed that company employees have donated more than $100 million to more than 18,000 nonprofits worldwide during fiscal year 2013. This helped Microsoft reach a milestone of $1 billion in employee contributions.
Microsoft also had a goal to reach 300 million youth over the period of three years via the company's YouthSpark initiative. During the first year, Microsoft created opportunities for more than 103 million youth. "Fiscal year 2013 was a significant one for Microsoft Citizenship, as we focused our philanthropic work on providing education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to youth around the world," Microsoft added.
You can download the report via the download link below.