Now here is some good news for nonprofits. Microsoft has long been a friend of the nonprofit community.
The organization will oversee the Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant’s existing giving programs, including donations of money and software and employee volunteerism, while seeking new avenues to work with communities, Microsoft President Brad Smith wrote in a blog post. The firm donated more than $1 billion in the most recent fiscal year.
Microsoft Philanthropies will be headed by Mary Snapp, a longtime company lawyer, and priority areas will include STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and bridging the global gap in access to technology, a cause other tech giants such as Facebook and Google have taken up.