Microsoft employees, aided by the company’s match program, raised a record $100.5 million for more than 18,000 community organizations last year.
That topped 2010’s $96 million — the previous record.
Giving was up across the board in 2011, with more employees donating time and money than ever, according to a Microsoft News Center article. Employees donated 426,671 hours to community organizations worldwide last year.
Year-round, Microsoft matches its U.S. employees’ donations up to $12,000 a year and/or their volunteer time at $17 per hour up to $12,000 each year.
During last year’s Giving Campaign — the company’s annual, concentrated monthlong fundraising effort that takes place each October — more than 64 percent of employees gave either time or money. Including the company match, employees raised $55 million in October 2011’s Giving Campaign.
[Update 11 a.m.: In a note sent out to employees, the company said these organizations organizations received the most Microsoft employee donations in Washington state:
1) United Way of King County
2) World Vision International
3) Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
5) Northwest Harvest
6) Asha for Education
8) Humane Society for Seattle-King County
9) Overlake School
10) Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission]