Save The Children

$38,855 from 20 donors $20,000 goal met!

What is MSAF’s 48-Hour Matching Campaign?
From 9:00 P.M. Pacific Time on October 1 until midnight on October 3, donations made by Microsoft Alumni Foundation members through to the 2012 Integral Fellows nominees and Save the Children were matched.
How do I join MSAF?
Not a member? Join us with your $39 tax-deductible gift. Then return to this page to support any or all of these extraordinary organizations.
How does the online campaign work?
Scroll through the listed nonprofits to learn more about them. You will find projects at different amounts that you can fund, or you can give at any level. If you would like to donate to every nonprofit, just use the “give” box at the top of the page. Remember, you can support more than one nonprofit, or even all of them!
Where does my money go?
Every dollar that you donate goes to support the work of the participating nonprofit organizations. 100% of your gift and the corresponding match goes directly to the nonprofits you select.
Why participate?
Microsoft alumni and other supporters have generously contributed to this matching campaign. There are a wide range of nonprofits listed; find one or more that you want to support and magnify the impact of those organizations.
How do I know my donation will make a difference?
Each nonprofit agency has committed to notify you on progress being made toward the project you select. You will receive a photo and story that shows the impact of your donation.
Can I support
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Can I give offline?
Yes! Please email with the amount and names of organizations that you’d like to support. All emails must be sent before the end of the matching period and specify the preferred payment method.

100% of all donations will go to participating agencies you see on this page.

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Save The Children

Mark Shriver

Did you know that 4 year-olds from low-income families are an average 18 months behind other 4 year-olds developmentally? And that more than 60 percent of low-income households don’t even own a single children’s book? In order to give the nearly one in four children in America living in poverty a chance to succeed, we have to give them a fair chance to learn… and reach them early.

Our Early Steps to School Success Program delivers high-quality early childhood development services to children ages zero to five and their families in 14 states, including Washington state. This low-cost, targeted approach enhances school readiness for children in some of America’s poorest communities by promoting early literacy and language learning. We also equip parents with the skills and knowledge to successfully support their child’s growth and development while helping foster strong home-to-school connections.

This holistic approach to early childhood development has proven to be extremely effective. Early Steps participants’ language development is assessed using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test. Eighty-four percent of children in our Early Steps program scored at or above the normal range for vocabulary acquisition – a significant achievement for these disadvantaged kids!

About Save the Children’s US Programs

Save the Children’s U.S. Programs work to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of children by ensuring they have the resources they need – such as access to a quality education, healthy foods, and opportunities to grow and develop in a nurturing environment. When disasters strike, like hurricanes and wildfires, Save the Children is among the first on the ground ensuring the needs of children are being met.

Save the Children’s early childhood education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition, and emergency response programs reached more than 185,000 children in the United States last year alone. For more information visit

Microsoft Alumni Foundation
We do Philanthropy

The Integral Fellows program recognizes outstanding, meaningful alumni contributions to the daily lives of others on a local, national, or global level. We are excited to support our 2012 Integral Fellow Nominees through this 48-Hour Matching Campaign. The matching fund is made possible by generous donations from alumni and other supporters of the Microsoft Alumni Foundation (MSAF). Only gifts from members will be matched, so click here to join.

MSAF is the home for information about, opportunities with, and connections to the philanthropic activities of the Microsoft alumni community and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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