Microsoft Donates US$50,000 To RainbowYOUTH

Microsoft has donated US$50,000 to RainbowYOUTH as part of their international pride campaign. As part of this campaign Microsoft has donated US$250,000 to LGBTQI+ and racial justice organisations internationally, with the other organisations being:

  • Outright Action International
  • Know Your Rights Camp
  • Campaign Against Homophobia
  • Colombia Diversa

You can check out their campaign here

RainbowYOUTH is spreading this donation across some of the key areas they’re focussing on (the donation converted to around NZD$73,000):

$33,000 towards Bay of Plenty regional work – making sure that they can provide support and community for young people across the region, some of whom are geographically isolated

$25,000 towards rangatahi takatāpui and Pasifika rainbow youth – they’ll be providing 10 cash scholarships and funding partnerships with kaupapa Māori and Pasifika organisations nationally

$15,000 towards improving the safety and sustainability of our peer support services, making sure that they do a good job of supporting the 600+ youth and whānau they’ll help around the country this year

They’ll be announcing more details about the scholarships in the near future. In the meantime please join them in saying a big thank you to Microsoft for this huge investment in our communities!