Eligibility guidelines

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

  1. Based in the United States, England, or Wales. Learn about offerings in other countries here.

  2. Registered as a charitable organization with the IRS or the Charity Commission for England & Wales. Organizations must be listed in the online database of the IRS or the Charity Commission for England & Wales for Google to verify their eligibility.
    Details for US organizations
    • 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. For more information, see How to Apply for Charity Status.

    • Organizations that rely on the group 501(c)(3) exemption of a central (“umbrella”) organization can apply to Google for Nonprofits as a "related organization."

    • Organizations, such as churches, that are automatically considered tax-exempt must still obtain recognition of 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS to qualify for the Google for Nonprofits program.
    Details for organizations in England and Wales
    • Organizations must be recognized by the Charity Commission for England & Wales as charitable organizations with demonstrated public benefit. For more information, see How to Apply for Charity Status.

    • Only one Google for Nonprofits membership per registration is allowed for charities registered with the Charity Commission for England & Wales.
  3. 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 in Education.

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.