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Tech support – Microsoft biggest donor

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Donations to 35 groups that provide more than 75,000 low-income residents of the Bay Area totaled $30 million so far this year, a new survey says.

The survey by the San Francisco Foundation – which is planning how to fund tech programs – also found that Microsoft contributed an additional $15 million, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Nov. 10.

The software-maker gave most of its support to two groups – SeniorNet and CompuMentor — that distribute it to other nonprofits throughout the U.S.

The second-largest corporate giver, Sun Microsystems, gave $264,000.

The 35 groups received a total of $20 million in cash gifts this year, half of it in the form of government grants.

Foundations gave 35 percent of the funds, while corporations and corporate foundations gave 9 percent.

The San Francisco Foundation last year gave $65 million to broad range of causes.

For full story, go to San Francisco Chronicle.

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