Microsoft 2011 Technology For Good Contest

Using technology to engage communities & make a difference

Microsoft believes technology can do amazing things. That's why they donate software to eligible nonprofit organizations and public libraries to help them use technology to further their missions. The Technology for Good Contest aimed to highlight the stories of how these groups use Microsoft software to help them create real community impact in Washington State.

More than 50 Washington State nonprofits and libraries submitted their stories, and three winners were chosen based on the impact and benefit that Microsoft technologies have had on the organization, its mission, and/or its constituency.

We're proud to announce the winners of this contest (in alphabetical order):

  1. Increased Efficiency = Bigger Community Impact by Seattle Works
  2. Preserving Stories About the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II by Densho
  3. YWCA Seattle, King & Snohomish County - Technology for Good by YWCA Seattle, King & Snohomish County

Learn more about each of the 2011 winners, and, if you're interested in seeing more examples of Microsoft software for impact in Washington, check out the Submission Gallery to view all of the contest submissions.

Each of the three winning stories will receive some awesome goodies including: a $5,000 unrestricted cash grant, up to $100,000 worth of donated Microsoft software, consulting services donated by NPower Seattle, and more!

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of the contest participants for sharing your inspirational stories!