Microsoft Donates $6.4 Million in Software To Seven Non-Profits And Announces 4th Quarter Giving Programs

The Community Affairs Group at Microsoft is pleased to announce the following grants distributed to these six educational organizations:

  • University of Washington: The University of Washington received two grants this quarter — a $225,000 donation that is part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to the university’s President’s Fund for Excellence and a package of $31,000, software and computers for the Rural Girls in Science program. The Rural Girls in Science program helps high school girls in rural Washington state stay excited about and engaged in science and technology education.

  • Washington State University: Software and $25,000 was donated to WSU to expand its learning center in Jefferson County and institute more web-based learning tools.

  • American Computer Experience: This national organization, which creates computer summer camps on 26 major university campuses, received $13,250 plus software.

  • Mathematical Association of America: In continuing support of the USA Math Olympiad, Microsoft donated $25,000 to sponsor this prestigious national competition.

  • American Indian Science & Technology Education Consortium (AISTEC): One of several groups dedicated to helping Native American students stay engaged in math and science education, AISTEC teams tribal colleges with research universities. A grant of $75,000 plus software will be split between three tribal colleges — Salish Kootenai College in Montana, Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, and Northwest Indian College in Washington — to help them build infrastructure and provide NT training for their information technology staff.

  • University of Michigan: A gift of $25,000 will go toward building a creative solutions center at the Student Organization Resource Center. SORC matches student volunteers with more than 600 student and community organizations in the Ann Arbor area, and the Microsoft grant will help these students provide new web and graphical services for the organizations with which they volunteer.

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