As part of SF Gives initiative, Microsoft helps fight poverty in Bay Area

In San Francisco, Microsoft is supporting a new initiative called SF Gives, through a partnership with the Tipping Point Community, which is taking on poverty by investing in nonprofit organizations that have the greatest impact in education, employment and housing.

More billionaires reside in the Bay Area than ever before, yet one in five residents live in poverty. Tipping Point provides cash support, as well as donations of communications, HR, technology, legal, board recruitment, leadership development, real estate, capital projects, strategy, evaluation and fundraising. This holistic approach has proven to be highly effective in strengthening other organizations and moving their good work forward.

The SF Gives initiative is a new coalition of Bay Area companies that includes Apple, Dropbox and Google that together raised $10 million within 60 days to support Tipping Point. Microsoft will be focused on how technology can play a role in making the most impact in poverty issues. 

Find more information about SF Gives through this press release and the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff