Microsoft Supports 9/11 Memorial with Technology Grant

A visitor accesses the online registries on a touchscreen in Foundation Hall.
A 9/11 Memorial Museum visitor accesses the online registries on a touchscreen in the museum’s Foundation Hall. Photo by Amy Dreher.

On Monday, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum accepted a $500,000 in-kind grant from Microsoft to support the nonprofit’s developing technology infrastructure. The grant is part of Microsoft’s commitment to serve New York and its local nonprofits.

The 9/11 Memorial has made great efforts to create an engaging and educational experience, both for those who visit the site in person and those who visit virtually. The grant is expected to have a powerful impact across the organization, from programming that enhances the visitor experience to administrative and support functions that are critical to the organization.

The new 2015 grant was announced during a community reception at the new Microsoft Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue in New York.

This is not the first instance that Microsoft has provided support to the 9/11 Memorial. In 2014, the company sponsored an online registry to collect and display a historic record of survivors, rescue and recovery workers and commemoration surrounding the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Designed by the global technology and design company Infusion, the registries can be accessed online and on touchscreens in the museum’s Foundation Hall.

By Kaylee Skaar, 9/11 Memorial Communications Manager

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