Microsoft Grants Help Community Projects

Funder: Microsoft Corp.; Program: 2016 Corporate Citizenship grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Varies; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: The company offers free software and support. Microsoft accepts applications for in-kind support to create community-based technology and learning centers that reduce technology illiteracy. The company also provides limited cash grants. Nonprofits with a proven track record of providing skills training for workforce development and entrepreneurship can apply.

The company is also interest in projects that improve opportunities for youths.

Info: Microsoft, Community Affairs, 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-6399; 206/936-8185 or

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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