Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report

Microsoft”s Citizenship mission is to globally serve the needs of communities and fulfill our responsibilities to the public. Through our partnerships, our technology innovations, our people and our resources we are proud to help solve societal challenges and create economic opportunities on both a global and a local scale.

In FY2011:

  • Microsoft donated more than $844 million in software to 46,886 nonprofits in 113 countries/regions.
  • Microsoft supplied 417,030 copies of Windows and 184,080 copies of Microsoft Office to partners that offer refurbished computers to nonprofits, schools and technology access programs.
  • Microsoft held more 100 NGO connection days, training more than 6,200 nonprofits in 62 countries/regions on how to use technology to build their capacity and serve more people.
  • Microsoft employees in the United States alone volunteered more than 383,000 hours in their communities.  Microsoft pays nonprofits an hourly rate when an employee volunteers in the United States.
  • With employee contributions and the corporate match, we contributed a record-breaking $93.5 million. In the United States, we match employee donations to nonprofits up to $12,000. We also run an annual employee giving campaign in support of U.S.-based nonprofits.
  • Microsoft trained more than 360,000 students worldwide in technology and job skills through Microsoft Students to Business, which connects students with Microsoft partner companies.
  • More than 380,000 students from more than 180 countries/regions participated in the 2011 Imagine Cup, the world’s largest student technology competition.
  • we got closer to our goal of reaching 250 million students and teachers around the world through our Partners in Learning program by 2013. Partners in Learning aims to help teachers build their skills, share best practices with one another, and innovate in their classrooms.
  • Microsoft activated company-wide responses to two major humanitarian emergencies: the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the flooding in Pakistan. The company also supported relief efforts for more than 40 other disasters around the world.
  • Microsoft and its employees contributed approximately $3.4 million to help victims of the disaster in Japan.
  • For information on Microsoft’s response to other recent disasters, visit the Microsoft Citizenship website.


This is just a small list of highlights for FY2011.  Download the citizenship report learn more or visit the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Report website.

Download the Microsoft 2011 Citizenship Report

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