My colleague, Brier Dudley, is at a Microsoft event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the company’s employee giving campaign.
The company announced at the event that its employees, together with the company’s matching grants program, has donated $1 billion to nonprofits over the years.
Dudley’s report is here.
Update 4:34 p.m.:
Here are some figures from Microsoft on the Giving Campaign:
- $1 billion: cash that’s been donated to communities and causes that Microsoft employees are passionate about since the program began in 1983
- $522 million: total contributions to Washington nonprofits over the lifetime of the campaign
- 31,000: nonprofit and community organizations who have received donations since 1983
- $12,000: the yearly maximum corporate match that Microsoft provides each U.S. full-time employee for volunteer time or charitable contributions
- $17: the hourly match for volunteer time and dollar-for-dollar charitable contributions to eligible nonprofits