2017 giveBIG Results

Microsoft Alumni Network Members came through in a big way for hundreds of Washington nonprofits during the Seattle Foundation’s annual giveBig online fundraiser. The May crowdfunding event let paid alumni members stretch the amount they gave to their favorite nonprofit organizations with a $75,000 stretch pool from the Alumni Network. Read more here.

If you are interested in supporting this program or other Microsoft Alumni projects, you can donate to the Microsoft Alumni Community Fund at the Seattle Foundation.



The purpose of our giving program is to catalyze the collective power of Microsoft alumni to give alongside us as we invest in programs that make a difference for others.


Share your resources. Give your time, talent, or treasure. Work with us to find a nonprofit you can engage with or to share with the community a nonprofit you are passionate about.


Programs


Integral Fellows Program

The Integral Fellows Award was initiated in 2009 to recognize and support Microsoft alumni that are making meaningful differences in the daily lives of others by using their talents, time, and resources. On a local, regional, national or global scale, these extraordinary alumni are achieving measurable results in many capacities.


Inspired Leaders Program

We also identify "Inspired Leaders," up and coming nonprofit leaders who inspire us. We look for Microsoft alumni who may be at the beginning of a nonprofit endeavor, but are already showing evidence that they are on track to have a big impact. 

 



Accelerating Social Transformation

Microsoft alumnus and Microsoft Alumni Network board member Dr. Akhtar Badshah is facilitating an intensive three-day program of the University of Washington’s Accelerating Social Transformation certificate program. Learn more about the program and submit a scholarship request.


Community Partners

There are over 100 nonprofits — local, regional, national, and global in scope — that benefit from the involvement of Microsoft Alumni. Many alumni founded or currently lead a nonprofit; many more are outspoken advocates and volunteers for nonprofits. We provide visibility for these organizations by advertising events and sharing their news via social platforms. They are also listed in the Nonprofit Directory where you can find contact information and volunteer opportunities. Learn more about our upcoming alumni nonprofit events here.


Donate 

Established in 2007 by the Microsoft Alumni Network, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit,  was created with the mission to leverage our resources to recognize and support the nonprofit work of our community and to catalyze and inspire others to do the same. It was also our goal that this would foster collaboration across our community on issues we collectively care about.
 
Since 2009, the Integral Fellows program has been the cornerstone of these efforts. Over the past eight years, we have selected and supported sixteen Fellows and invested over $830,000 in nonprofit organizations connected to our alumni.

We have now migrated the 501(c)(3) Foundation to a community fund housed at the Seattle Foundation in order to expand and evolve our philanthropic work under a structure that is most efficient. We will grant and support philanthropic programs in an even more effective way. We have opened the fund with our first deposit of $400,000. Each year the Network will contribute a portion of net profits into the fund. Supporters can make donations into the fund, take advantage of the tax deductibility of those gifts and know that their dollars will support our alumni nonprofit organizations. Annually, we will report our grant activity and our collective impact.


Resources for Nonprofits




Office 365 for Nonprofits

Explore the Office 365 offerings, discounts, and donations that are available for nonprofits. Office 365 includes a powerful set of tools that bring teams together from around the world and keep your data secure.  




Solutions for Good: Microsoft Software and Donations for Nonprofits 

Find out if your nonprofit is eligible for Microsoft product donations. Microsoft Philanthropies drives product donations that help to modernize and empower nonprofits. 




TechSoup: Power Up your Social Impact

TechSoup is a nonprofit that makes tech donations and discounts possible for other nonprofits, libraries, and foundations. Browse TechSoup’s featured webinars, how-to articles, and top products, including Microsoft, Adobe, and Intuit.