Microsoft Philanthropies contributes $10 million in India in 2016


BENGALURU: Microsoft Philanthropies today said it has contributed a total of over $10 million towards community development in India during 2016.

It said the contribution includes both cash and technology investments to transform the way nonprofits deliver impact in India, offer educational opportunities to empower the next generation and extend support during humanitarian crises.

Globally, Microsoft Philanthropies has committed more than $650 million in 2016 and impacted lives of more than 15 million youth across 58 countries, it said in a release.

“As India moves on the path of becoming a digitally empowered society, at Microsoft, we believe technology is a powerful force for improving people’s lives and solving India’s key challenges,” Microsoft India Associate General Counsel Madhu Khatri said.

Microsoft Philanthropies said it was created with a commitment to bring the benefits of technology to people who need them the most, as well as to nonprofit organizations that are working to address humanity’s most pressing issues.

It invests its strongest assets – the latest technology, dedicated and talented employees, its voice in advocacy, and financial resources – to advance a future that is for everyone, including – technology for good, employee giving, empowering the next generation and humanitarian action, it added.