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Eligibility guidelines

Organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in the Google for Nonprofits program:

  1. Registered as a charitable organization in one of the countries listed below. All organizations must be registered with the local TechSoup partner in their country and be validated as a nonprofit organization. See country-specific eligibility details below.
  2. Not one of the following:
    • Governmental entity or organization
    • Hospital or health care organization
    • School, childcare center, academic institution, or university (philanthropic arms of educational organizations are eligible). To learn more about Google's programs for educational institutions, visit Google for Education.
  3. Meeting the detailed requirements in their country (click on the blue down arrow to see each country's requirements): Australia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with Connecting Up, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be income tax exempt (ITE) nonprofit or non-governmental organizations as defined by the Australian Charities and Nonprofits Commission (ACNC) and/or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
    Austria
    • Organizations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.at, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be foundations, registered associations, charitable corporations, cooperatives, or special entities, all with a stated public benefit purpose, taking one of the following forms: Koerperschaften des oeffentlichen Rechts, Verein, Stiftung öffentliches Recht, Stifung kirchliches Recht, treuhänderische Stiftung, gGmbH, gAG, gUG, gemeinnützige genossenschaften (gGen), or Koerperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (KdÖR). 
    Belgium
    • Organizations must be currently registered with SOCIALware, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit associations (associations sans but lucratif – ASBL / vereniging zonder Winstgevend doel – VZW), international nonprofit associations (associations internationales sans but lucratif – AISBL / internationale vereniging zonder zonder winstgevend doel – IVZW), private foundations (fondations privées / private stichting), or public utility foundations (fondations d’utilité publique / stichting van openbaar nut). 
    Botswana
    • Organizations must be currently registered with SANGOTeCH, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered societies/non-profit organizations (NPOs), companies pursuing activities described in Section 31 of the Companies Act, 2007, as amended, or trusts operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    Brazil
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Brazil, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be designated as Civil Society Organizations for the Public Interest (OSCIP); have Federal Public Utility Status (UPF); and/or be Associations operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    Bulgaria
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Bulgaria, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-profit legal entities in public benefit (юридически лица с нестопанска цел за общественополезна дейност) registered in the Central Registry of Public Benefit Organizations maintained by the Ministry of Justice.
    Canada
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Canada, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be Canadian Charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canadian Federal Non-profits registered with Industry Canada, or Canadian Provincial Non-profits registered with their corresponding provinces or territories.
    Chile
    • Organizations must be currently registered with CDI Chile, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be foundations or corporations registered with the Ministry of Justice and operating as nonprofit institutions (including accredited collaborators of the National Youth Service – SENAME); neighborhood councils and community organizations registered in their respective municipalities; community organizations; or indigenous communities registered with CONADI.
    Colombia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with MAKAIA, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered not-for-profit associations, not-for profit corporations, or foundations that are eligible to receive tax-deductible donations under Article 125.2 of the Colombian Tax Code or recognized as a non-profit entity by national or local authorities and operating for the public benefit.
    Croatia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Balkans, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be designated as foundations, funds, religious communities, or associations pursuing activities for public benefit as set forth in Article 7, Paragraph 7 of the Law on Profit Tax of 2004, as amended.
    Czechia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Česká republika, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered associations, institutes, foundations, or funds; or nonprofit legal entities established by registered churches or religious organizations.
    Denmark
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Danmark, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be associations (foreninger), foundations (stiftelser), institutions (institutioner), or religious communities (religiøse samfund) approved by the Ministry of Taxation to receive tax-deductible donations pursuant to Sections 8 A and 12 (3) of the Act on Assessment of Income Tax to the State (Assessment Act); or have regulations stating that the organization is operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Finland
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Suomi, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-profit associations (rekisteröity yhdistys), foundations (säätiöt), or religious communities (uskonnollinen yhdyskunta) registered with the National Board of Patents and Registrations.
    France
    • Organizations must be currently registered with AdB Solidatech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations established pursuant to association loi 1901 or fondation loi 1987 and registered in the “Journal Officiel des Associations” or any other French legal publication.
    Germany
    • Organizations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.de, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be Associations, Foundations, or other non-profit legal entities that possess public benefit (Gemeinnützigkeit), charitable (Mildtaetigkeit), or Religious (Kirchliche) status and/or are operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    Hong Kong
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechDonation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit, non-governmental organizations or trusts established by deed or otherwise and approved as charitable by the Inland Revenue Department under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
    Hungary
    • Organizations must be currently registered with CivilTech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Associations (egyesületek), foundations (alapítványok), or nonprofit companies (nonprofit gazdasági társaságok) that have been granted public benefit status by the competent Company Registry Court; and/or registered civil beneficiaries (regisztrált civil kedvezményezettek) recognized as eligible to receive 1% of tax paid as defined in Section 4(1)(a) of Act CXXVI of 1996.
    India
    • Organizations must be currently registered with BigTech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered societies, trusts, or Section 8 (formerly Section 25) companies; AND hold a valid registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA).
    Indonesia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be foundations (Yayasan) or associations (Perkumpulan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, or Societal Organisations (organisasi kemasyarakatan) registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, provincial governor or local authorities.
    Ireland
    • Organizations must be currently registered with ENCLUDEit, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered with the Charities Regulator Authority (CRA), hold Sports and Games Tax Exemption from the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, or be a company limited by guarantee or other organization operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Italy
    • Organizations must be currently registered with SocialTechno, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered Italian offices of non-governmental organizations (organizzazioni non governativa – ONG); associations (associazioni), foundations (fondazioni), or social cooperatives (società cooperative) registered as nonprofit social utility organizations (organizzazioni non lucrative di utilità sociale – ONLUS); registered religious organizations (istituzioni religiose); or other organizations operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, which may include associations; foundations; social promotion organizations (associazioni di promozione sociale); social cooperatives (società cooperative); or consortia (consorzi) of the above organizations.
    Israel
    • Organizations must be currently registered with NPTech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
      Organizations must be public institutions eligible for tax benefited treatment pursuant to Article 46(a) of the Income Tax Ordinance and/or eligible for tax exemption pursuant to Article 9(2)(b) of the Income Tax Ordinance, which may include registered Associations, Public Benefit Foundations, Public Benefit Companies, Public Endowments, and Religious endowments.
    Japan
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Japan, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered as a Specified Non-Profit Corporation, a Public Interest Corporation or a Social Welfare Corporation.
    Kenya
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Kenya, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or public benefit organizations (PBOs) registered (or exempt from registration) with the NGO Coordination Board; companies limited by guarantee registered with the Registrar of Companies and established for purposes outlined in Section 21 of the Companies Act, Cap. 486, and operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; societies registered (or exempt from registration) with the Registrar of Societies and operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; trusts registered and established for purposes outlined in Section 3(1) of the Trustees (Perpetual Succession) Act, Cap. 164; societies registered (or exempt from registration) with the Registrar of Societies and operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; or community based organizations (CBOs) registered as self-help groups/projects (Harambee) with regional offices of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services and operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    Korea
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Korea, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be operating on a non-profit and non-governmental basis for the public benefit and be eligible to receive tax-deductible donations, including the following: Organizations registered in accordance with the Assistance for Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organizations Act (비영리민간단체지원법); Public Service Corporations (공익법인); Social Welfare Foundations (공익법인); Social Cooperatives (사회적협동조합) and Social Cooperative Associations (사회적협동조합연합회); and organizations with Business or District License Codes of “82” or “80.”
    Luxembourg
    • Organizations must be currently registered with SOCIALware, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered nonprofit associations (associations sans but lucratif – ASBL) or foundations (fondations).
    Macau
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechDonation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be associations (社團) registered with the Identification Services Bureau (身份證明局) with an approved subsidy request from the Social Welfare Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, or Labor Affairs Bureau and/or have governing documents indicating they are operating on a nonprofit basis for public benefit.
    Malaysia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-governmental organizations or institutions eligible for deductible gifts according to the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri – LHDM) pursuant to Sections 44(6) and 44(7) of the Income Tax Act (ITA) 1967; organizations (i) incorporated as societies or companies limited by guarantee (with the Registrar of Societies or Registrar of Companies) or under an act of Parliament, (ii) operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, and (iii) approved by a Recognized Authority (as applicable).
    Mexico
    • Organizations must be currently registered with OSC Digital Cemefi, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Eligible organizations must be recognized as “Authorized Donees” (Donatarias Autorizadas); be registered under the Promotion Law (“CLUNI” organizations); or be Private assistance institutions (instituciones de asistencia privada – IAP) or equivalent.
    Netherlands
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Nederland, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organizations with Public Benefit Organization (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – ANBI) or Institution Promoting Social Welfare (Sociaal Beland Behartigende Instelling – SBBI) tax exempt status; foundations (stichtingen) or associations (verenigingen) pursuing public benefit activities; or churches or other religious organizations (kerkgenootschappen en hun zelfstandige onderdelen).
    New Zealand
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup New Zealand, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organizations listed on the Charities Commission Register.
    Norway
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Norge, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be companies (selskaper), foundations (stiftelser), associations (sammenslutninger), or religious communities (livssynssamfunn) eligible to receive tax-deductible donations pursuant to Section 6-50 of the Norwegian Tax Act (Lov om skatt av formue og inntekt (Skatteloven); and/or companies, foundations, associations, or religious communities registered in the Voluntary Register (Frivillighetsregisteret).
    Philippines
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and able to specify non-stock, non-profit status through governing documents, a certificate of tax exemption issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and/or accreditation by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).
    Poland
    • Organizations must be currently registered with Technologie.org.pl, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be Public Benefit Organizations (Organizacja Pożytku Publicznego), foundations, or associations registered in the National Court Register (Krajowy Rejestr Sądowy – KRS) maintained by the Ministry of Justice.
    Romania
    • Organizations must be currently registered with techsoup.ro, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered as associations, foundations, federations, or religious associations,  and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Russia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with InfoDonor, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be registered with the Ministry of Justice or its regional departments as nonprofit, non-governmental organizations or non-commercial organizations (NCOs), including foundations, institutions, non-commercial partnerships, autonomous non-commercial organizations, associations of legal entities, or public associations.
    Singapore
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-profit or non-governmental organizations registered with the Commissioner of Charities and/or holding Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
    Slovakia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Slovakia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-profit organizations, foundations, or non-investment funds registered with the Ministry of Interior; civil associations registered in the Central Register (except Odborové organizácie a zamestnávateľské organizácie, Združenia s potvrdenou činnosťou, and Živnostenské spoločenstvá); the Slovak Red Cross; or legal entities established by churches and religious organisations.
    Slovenia
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Slovenija, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organizations designated as Associations, Foundations, or a Private Institutes licensed to engage in public benefit services, or religious communities registered with the Ministry of Culture.
    South Africa
    • Organizations must be currently registered with SANGOTeCH, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must have Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status issued by the South African Revenue Service (SARS); be Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) registered with the Directorate of Nonprofit Organisations; or be Non-Profit Companies (NPCs) registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission whose governing documents indicate they are operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    Spain
    • Organizations must be currently registered with Ilunion Consultoría, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be associations, foundations, or cooperatives with tax-deductibility registered with the Ministry of Interior or the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Sports.
    Sweden
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Sverige, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be associations, foundations, or religious communities eligible for income tax exemption under Chapter 7 of the Income Tax Act and/or operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Switzerland
    • Organizations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.ch, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be foundations, registered associations, charitable corporations, cooperatives, or special entities, all with a stated public benefit purpose, taking one of the following forms: Genossenschaft, Verein, Stiftung öffentliches Recht, Stiftung kirchliches Recht, treuhänderische Stiftung, gGmbH, gAG, gUG, or Koerperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (KdÖR). 
    Taiwan
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Taiwan, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be non-profit or non-governmental organizations possessing a Notarized Certificate of Legal Entity and licensed by a department of the Central Government; or local organizations licensed by the relevant regional city or county government.
    Thailand
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must have tax exempt status granted by the Thailand Revenue Department; be public benefit organizations certified by the Office of the National Commission of Social Welfare; or be foundations or associations registered with the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Culture, or the relevant provincial Governor’s office.
    Turkey
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Turkiye, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be Associations registered with the Directorate of Associations or Foundations registered with the Directorate General of Foundations.
    United Kingdom 
    • Organizations must be currently registered with tt-exchange, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organizations with recognized charitable status in their respective location:
      • England and Wales: registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales; and/or registered with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as tax exempt;
      • Scotland: registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and/or registered with HM Revenue & Customs as tax exempt;
      • Northern Ireland: registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) and/or registered with HMRC as tax exempt;
      • Jersey: a member of the Association of Jersey Charities;
      • Guernsey: a member of the Association of Guernsey Charities;
      • Isle of Man: registered with the Index of Registered Isle of Man Charities;
      • Falkland Islands: Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales and/or in the list of charities approved by the Governor and published in the Gazette.
    United States of America
    • Organizations must be recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations formed for charitable, educational, religious, literary, scientific, or other tax-exempt purposes. 
    • Fiscally sponsored organizations are not eligible for Google for Nonprofits.
    • Organizations, such as churches, that are automatically considered tax-exempt under group exemption must still obtain recognition of 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS to qualify for the Google for Nonprofits program.
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup
    Vietnam
    • Organizations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organizations must hold appropriate licenses and permits as a Social Relief Establishment, Charitable Fund (including private foundations), International NGO (INGO), Association, or Scientific and Technological Organization (STO) pursuing charitable activities.

Note: If you do not see your country listed here, we have not launched the program in your country yet. Some products are available in limited markets. See full listing here.

Google reserves the right to grant or deny an organization's application or participation at any time, for any reason, and to supplement or amend these eligibility guidelines at any time. Selections are made at Google's sole discretion and are not subject to external review.

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