The Microsoft Employee Giving Program raised $125 million in 2015, breaking all records for the program by bringing in an extra $8 million. Funds raised were handed out to nonprofits and schools around the world, supporting more than 18,000 organizations. The program at Microsoft also experienced an all-time high participation rate of 71 percent.
Mary Snapp, corporate vice president and head of Microsoft Philanthropies, touched on how employees at Microsoft have helped out:
"Our employees' volunteer work makes me especially proud. In addition to dedicating a portion of each paycheck to a favorite charity, many employees integrate volunteering into their daily lives. Each volunteer works out what works best for them at various stages in their lives. Some volunteer a few hours a month, as they can, while others are able to dedicate near second shifts as nonprofit volunteers. In total, employees contributed more than 570,000 volunteer hours in 2015."
The company managed to raise $62 million for more than 4,000 nonprofits in Washington State alone. The company has also committed to donating $1 billion in cloud services over the next three years to nonprofits and universities. See the official announcement for more details as to how Microsoft and its employees are helping out communities.