How you can do GOOD for your favorite nonprofit

Microsoft and GOOD have teamed up to give you the opportunity to help your favorite youth-focused nonprofit. Today we are announcing the Microsoft Give For Youth Challenge, a contest where you nominate and vote for nonprofits who support young people around the United States.

We’re launching this joint effort because young people are facing unprecedented challenges. For instance, the youth unemployment rate around the globe is more than double the rate for the rest of the population.

That’s why we launched Microsoft YouthSpark, an initiative to empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

It’s why we’re working with GOOD to help nonprofits that help youth. While nonprofits are often at the frontlines of the issues facing youth in America -  from providing food and shelter, to donating backpacks and clothing, providing afterschool tutoring, training and employment support – they’re often underfunded.

So come and help us.  The twenty nonprofits with the most votes will have their projects featured on our YouthSpark Give For Youth micro-giving site.  In addition to encouraging people to support the projects, we’ll match funds raised for the projects up to $100,000 across organizations.

Here's how you can get involved:

1. Take action! Go to

2. Nominate your favorite youth-focused nonprofit by February 1, 2013 (12pm PST deadline!).

3. Spread the word to your friends and family to vote for your nonprofit.  Voting begins February 18th.

4. Use hashtag #YouthSpark on Twitter to see updates as the contest progresses.

Please review the full contest rules and eligibility here.

Find out about how Give For Youth is helping nonprofits raise funding for youth-focused projects.

Comments (1)


    Hello i am youth leader in our society we also would like to join you in this program thank you

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