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February 18, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Microsoft employees raised $113 million for nonprofits last year

Microsoft employees, who traditionally have given millions each year to charities, broke their record last year by raising $113 million for 19,123 nonprofits worldwide.

That dollar amount includes the employees’ cash donations, and contributions from the company to match employees’ cash donations and volunteer hours. (The company matches cash donations and volunteer hours at $17 an hour, up to $15,000 annually for each employee.)

Last year, more than 7,400 employees volunteered some 460,000 hours at nonprofits, according a blog post by Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel.

Of that $113 million, $59 million went to 4,858 nonprofits in Washington state, including the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation and United Way of King County. Microsoft’s employees, along with the company match program, have contributed almost $600 million to Washington nonprofits over the course of the Microsoft Employee Giving Program’s 30-some years, Smith wrote.

Overall, the employee giving program has raised more than $1 billion for nonprofits worldwide.

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