Microsoft Donates $1 Million To St. Louis Nonprofits Ahead Of Store Opening

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Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

Microsoft is donating $1 million in software grants to local nonprofit organizations ahead of the grand opening of its St. Louis store on Friday at the St. Louis Galleria mall. The Redmond, Wash.-based company gave $400,000 to Life Skills, a nonprofit working with people with development disabilities; $250,000 each to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis and Junior Achievement; and $100,000 to Fisher House.

The St. Louis store is the 37th store Microsoft has opened in the U.S. and the first in Missouri as the company pushes to compete with Apple in the retail space.

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