Microsoft: One of the Best at Communicating Philanthropy Opportunities to Employees
By Sarah Ford on April 24, 2014
As a new Microsoft employee, you are eligible for a $50 charitable donation to a nonprofit organization of your choice. That’s how easy it is to start being philanthropic as an employee with the company.
Since 1983, Microsoft has donated more than $1 Billion to nonprofits via its corporate giving programs, including matching gifts and volunteer grants. The recently revamped matching gift program offers a dollar-for-dollar match to nearly all nonprofit organizations or educational institutions, with a $15,000 annual limit per employee, per year.
And when you look at employee participation rates across companies, Microsoft is leading the pack with about 65% of Microsoft’s U.S.-based workforce (more than 35,000 employees) participating in at least one of the company’s corporate giving programs.