Microsoft is a company full of innovative software that can help many groups create a greater good. But, as many non-profit organizations know, getting funding to support these projects is not always an easy task.
Microsoft is a company that will not sit by and let these projects go unsupported. Since 1998, Microsoft has been supporting non-profit organizations with software donations. To date, Microsoft has donated 3.9 billion dollars worth of software to non-profit organizations. Microsoft states:
Microsoft currently has a nonprofit software donations program set up to help nonprofits gain access to the latest and greatest software from Microsoft. This program is available in over 100 countries across the world and since 1998 over $3.9 billion worth of software has been donated. Of that, Windows has accounted for nearly $450 million worth of donations.
Microsoft has recently announced that they are expanding their offerings and making it easier for non-profit organizations to deploy Microsoft products. The full update can be viewed on Microsoft’s blog.
These types of initiatives are important because not every organization out there is looking to create a profit and only want to do a greater good for their community. Without support from companies like Microsoft, non-profits would have to spend more on deploying software and less on helping their community.
For these types of efforts, Neowin salutes Microsoft for their continued support for non-profit organizations.