Publication Date: February 22, 2018
Mary Snapp, Head of Microsoft Philanthropies, reported on the company’s contributions to nonprofits and other causes in 2017.
Her annual letter covers the expansion of the company’s program to teach computer science in U.S. high schools part of the company’s YouthSpark initiative – Microsoft’s $25 million investment in a program that helps connect American workers to well-paying “middle-skill” jobs, and the company’s record-setting employee giving results.
Here are some of the highlights from the last year:
Employment skills in the United States – In 2017, Microsoft made its biggest single investment in a nonprofit – $25 million over three years – to support of the Markle foundation’s Skillful initiative, which creates workforce centers to reskill America’s workforce.