Microsoft Philanthropies

Microsoft Philanthropies
Technology is a powerful force for improving people's lives. But right now, half the world does not have access to the benefits and opportunities that technology offers. That’s why we're committed to doing more globally to bring the benefits of technology to the people and organizations who need them most. Together with our grantees, partners and employees around the world, we’re working to fulfill Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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With Surgery and Modern Technology, Operation Smile Gives Hope and Dignity to Children
By Vanessa Ho   Kids in the Philippines threw rocks and slurs at a 6-year-old boy when he tried to go to school. In Madagascar, an 8-year-old girl was shunned by her village and abandoned by her mother, who couldn’t overcome the stigma of her daughter’s condition. In Morocco, a 12-year-old girl hid in shame at home, so no one could see her face. All three children had a cleft...
Jun 4, 2018 4:10 PM ET
Microsoft Philanthropies Donates $1.8 million to Team Rubicon to Support Disaster Recovery
The veteran-built nonprofit will receive technology, services and training to overhaul its technology platform and fuel data-driven intelligence By Jennifer Langston When Rich Kulesa arrived as a Team Rubicon volunteer in a small Texas town flooded by Hurricane Harvey, he found neighborhood streets still littered with unsalvageable...
Mar 22, 2018 6:30 PM ET
Why Do Girls Lose Interest in STEM? New Research Has Some Answers — And What We Can Do About It
“People used to even make jokes about me because I asked so many questions,” says Kennedy Sampson, now a high school junior in Maryland. “But I needed to understand it …I had to do what I had to.” Kennedy’s determination and grit makes her a good candidate to succeed in math. Her voice was among more than 6,000 U.S. girls and women from ages 10 to 30 who were interviewed for a...
Mar 14, 2018 5:10 PM ET
International Women’s Day: Three Simple Ways We Can All #PressforProgress for Women in STEM
By Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Lead for Microsoft Philanthropies Women around the world are taking to the streets on International Women’s Day to urge faster progress on gender parity in economic opportunity, education and other important issues. The theme this year, #PressforProgress, is perfectly tuned...
Mar 7, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Minecraft Hour of Code Introduces 85M+ to Computer Science
“It’s about time!” Maine elementary school teacher and facilitator Mike Harvey laughs, recalling his reaction when partnered with Microsoft to launch the first Minecraft activity for the Hour of Code in 2015. An early adopter of Minecraft in the classroom, Mike thinks that it was a natural and logical outcome of what he called the “symbiotic relationship” between and...
Mar 1, 2018 5:10 PM ET