Microsoft recognises EWB's work with US$50,000 grant

EWB chosen as one of 100 non profits worldwide to partner in the #UpgradeYourWorld campaign.

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of 100 global on-profit organisations to receive a grant of $50,000 ($68,440 AUD) from Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld campaign.

The grant, part of $10 million given away globally, was allocated as part of a crowd sourcing campaign that saw 50 non-profits chosen by Microsoft, while the remaining 50 were voted on by the public. The top 5 vote getters in each country (Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom, United States) received $50,000 each.

To continue our mission to engineer a better world, we rely on funding in the form of grants, partnerships and individual donations. Funding such as the Microsoft grant can have a significant impact on our ability to create positive change through humanitarian engineering. 

The funding from Microsoft will be used for our Engineering On Country program, helping increase education and access of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the engineering sector.   Currently, only 0.53% of university applications to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) degrees are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, showing a deep underrepresentation within the sector.

The EWB team would like to thank our community for the ongoing support and their votes.  We would also like to thank Microsoft for their generosity and their desire to #UpgradeTheWorld, a desire we thoroughly share. 

For more infomation on the Grant please contact:

Ashleigh Peplow-Ball, Fundraising Manager and Impact Creator 

t      03 9329 1166                                     

m   0452 644 498

e     a.peplowball@ewb.org.au