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Microsoft Silicon Valley
SVC Team Conquers Tough Mudder
Below is contributed content from Stiv Ostenberg. Approximately 2,500 employees currently work (and live) in Silicon Valley and they routinely devote energy to the advancement of our community. James McLachlan is one of them. James, a member of the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) team at...
28 Sep 2011
Recap of the social media for non-profits event at Microsoft Silicon Valley
If social media has done one thing, it’s given individuals and organizations of all sizes an equal playing field to voice and amplify their opinion, cause, or brand message to anyone who is willing to listen. Non-profits in particular have been taking advantage of social media outlets to share...
31 Jul 2012
Full Circle Targets the Next Generation of Social Leaders - Focus and Leadership Critical to Breaking Through
Full Circle Fund has a novel idea: bring together the talent, ambition and venture capital found so abundantly throughout the Bay Area and channel their focus on philanthropic causes. Through its efforts to support venture philanthropy, Full Circle Fund is training the executives and entrepreneurs of...
12 Dec 2011
Thank you – Check Back Tomorrow!
Thank you for celebrating the work of remarkable Silicon Valley nonprofits with us. We appreciate the enthusiasm you’ve shown for Microsoft’s weekly video clip series over the last eight weeks. Tomorrow we will announce the nonprofit that inspired you the most and won the Microsoft Video...
3 Oct 2011
It’s Giving Tuesday. What’s on your community’s wish list?
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday -- they help us score deals on the holiday gifts we give one another, but at Microsoft Silicon Valley, we’re just as excited about what happens today. It’s GivingTuesday , a day when – as families, businesses and individuals –...
27 Nov 2012
Help Your Favorite Nonprofit Get a Software Donation
Below is contributed content from the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog. Today we’re announcing updates to our nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it. While we currently provide software...
18 Aug 2011
The 2012 Hispanic Youth Institute knocks down educational obstacles
Microsoft Silicon Valley loves a good challenge, and we love to create opportunities for empowering youth. That’s why we helped bring Hispanic Youth Institute to Silicon Valley three years ago. HYI guides Hispanic students to realize their dreams of higher education and career success, particularly...
17 Aug 2012
Nonprofit Helps Students Navigate Challenges in Work and Life
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button ! Poverty can be difficult to escape, so JobTrain was created to fulfill a critical need...
22 Aug 2011
Microsoft Presents Engineering Award to FIRST
The Silicon Valley Education Foundation celebrated its seventh annual Pioneers & Purpose fundraising dinner on Sept. 15, 2011, where Microsoft presented the Engineering Category Award to FIRST Robotics. FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a program committed to...
19 Sep 2011
Students Learn Math Using New and Innovative Methods with TheatreWorks
On Monday morning, children from four kindergarten classes at Fairmeadow Elementary School in Palo Alto gathered in front of friends, family, and teachers to debut “Playing with Math” – a collaborative, interactive learning experience pioneered by TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley with...
20 Nov 2012
Be What You Want to See
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button ! Hands on Bay Area , or HOBA, makes change happen. The nonprofit exists to help other...
5 Sep 2011
Susan Catan: Inspiring MSV’s Giving Campaign
Below is contributed content from Thomas Kohnstamm. Once again, Microsoft Silicon Valley (MSV) proved itself to be a fundraising hotspot in Microsoft’s October Giving Campaign. Is it MSV’s unique work culture? Is it MSV’s location in the global nexus of tech and venture capital...
30 Dec 2011
When a Store is a Store…and so Much More.
When is a store not just a store? When it’s a place for people to congregate, collaborate and experience. That is the design and vibe of the new Microsoft store in Palo Alto. The April 19th opening of the Microsoft Store at Stanford Shopping Center is the second Silicon Valley location where shoppers...
27 Apr 2012
Microsoft Silicon Valley Honored with Corporate Philanthropy Award
Microsoft Silicon Valley was honored this month by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal at the Corporate Philanthropy Awards . Microsoft ranked sixth among the area’s top ten contributors, donating $3.5 million in cash donations. The corporation’s three largest Silicon Valley contributions...
28 Nov 2011
Microsoft Investments Transform Non-profits: Recipients Honored at Reception
Silicon Valley is home to several outstanding nonprofit organizations who are committed to the advancement of our community. This week, at a grantee reception, Microsoft recognized 66 organizations for their dedication to improving quality of life in the Valley. These organizations have touched the local...
27 Sep 2011
Come Prepared to Learn
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button ! If science and innovation are the keys to progress, than why is it so difficult to get...
19 Sep 2011
Photo Tour: Environmental Education Comes to Life!
Continuing its strong support of environmental education, Microsoft joined Environmental Volunteers in Palo Alto on Sunday, to celebrate the grand opening of the EcoCenter, the Bay Area’s newest environmental education facility. Over the years, Microsoft has partnered with Environmental Volunteers...
27 Jul 2012
Raise Awareness, Reduce Consumption
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. Help this organization win an Xbox package by clicking the ‘like’ button ! With our environment threatened by the depletion of affordable energy sources, Silicon...
12 Sep 2011
Microsoft Named the Top Third Best Corporate Citizen
Sharing some news from our corporate citizenship blog to celebrate Microsoft’s ranking as the 3rd Best Corporate Citizen. By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Corporate Responsibility Magazine has announced that Microsoft was named among the Top...
25 Apr 2012
TransAccess Wins the Microsoft Video Clip Challenge
You have spoken and we are thrilled to announce the winner of the Microsoft Video Clip Challenge. Congratulations are in order for TransAccess ! An outstanding Bay Area non-profit, TransAccess is dedicated to providing people living with disabilities access to educational programs, adaptive technology...
4 Oct 2011
San Jose Business Journal’s Perks of the Valley Slideshow
Today, the San Jose Business Journal posted a Perks of the Valley slideshow as part of its continuing coverage on the job market in Silicon Valley. Microsoft is proud to be included in this showcase alongside other Valley tech companies, including Google, eBay, LinkedIn, IMB, Box.net and more. The...
5 Aug 2011
Are you ready to be inspired?
You’ve come to the right place. We are surrounded by terrific sources of inspiration in Silicon Valley, with countless nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities. We’d like to celebrate this local spirit of giving with the hopes of inspiring even more community members...
1 Aug 2011
Finding the Possible in Impossible
This post is a part of a series showcasing Silicon Valley organizations that champion positive change in our community. In the post below, we are pleased to feature Opportunity Fund, a Microsoft nonprofit partner that provided expansion funding to Bay Area Medical Academy. Help this organization win...
8 Aug 2011
Photo Tour: Canopy and Microsoft Plant 110 Trees for 500 Students in East Palo Alto
On October 6, more than 500 volunteers of all ages joined Canopy and Microsoft at Brentwood Academy in East Palo Alto to plant 110 trees. The newly-planted shade and fruit trees will provide over 500 students at Brentwood Academy with a welcoming learning environment. Trees don’t simply...
2 Nov 2012
Summer Resources in Silicon Valley for Teens
With summer in full swing and school still months away, there are plenty of activities to keep teens active and productive over the summer. Ongoing learning is important for teens, and it can be difficult for parents to keep students engaged while school is out. Luckily, there are several organizations...
26 Jun 2012
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