Eligibility guidelines

Organisations that meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in the Google for Nonprofits programme:

  1. Registered as a charitable organisation in one of the countries listed below. All organisations must be registered with the local TechSoup partner in their country, and be validated as a nonprofit organisation. See country-specific eligibility details below.
  2. Not one of the following:
    • Governmental entity or organisation
    • Hospital or health care organisation
    • School, academic institution or university (philanthropic arms of educational organisations are eligible). To learn more about Google's programmes 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with Connecting Up, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be: (1) deductible gift recipients (DGRs) endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or listed by name in the tax law; (2) charities registered with the Australian Charities and Nonprofits Commission (ACNC); or (3) income tax exempt not-for-profit organisations as defined by the ATO.
    • Organisations must be located in Australia or one of the following territories: Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands or Norfolk Island.
    Argentina
    • Organisations must be civil nonprofit associations or foundations with tax-exempt status under the Income Tax Law and registered at Inspeccion General de Justicia (in Buenos Aires City) or in Direccion Provencial de Persona Jurdicia (in Provinces) and/or other civil associations or foundations authorised to function as legal persons and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit. 
    Austria
    • Organisations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.at, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with SOCIALware, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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 winstgevend doel – IVZW), private foundations (fondations privées/private stichting) or public utility foundations (fondations d’utilité publique/stichting van openbaar nut). 
    Botswana
    • Organisations must be currently registered with SANGOTeCH, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered societies/nonprofit organisations (NPOs), companies pursuing activities described in Section 31 of the Companies Act, 2007, as amended, or trusts operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Brazil
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Brazil, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be designated as Civil Society Organisations for the Public Interest (OSCIP); have Federal Public Utility Status (UPF); and/or be Associations operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Bulgaria
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Bulgaria, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit legal entities in public benefit (юридически лица с нестопанска цел за общественополезна дейност) registered in the Central Registry of Public Benefit Organisations maintained by the Ministry of Justice.
    Canada
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Canada, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be Canadian Charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), Canadian Federal Nonprofits registered with Industry Canada or Canadian Provincial Nonprofits registered with their corresponding provinces or territories.
    Chile
    • Organisations must be currently registered with CDI Chile, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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); neighbourhood councils and community organisations registered in their respective municipalities; community organisations or indigenous communities registered with CONADI.
    Colombia
    • Organisations must be currently registered with MAKAIA, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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 recognised as a nonprofit entity by national or local authorities and operating for the public benefit.
    Croatia
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Balkans, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Česká republika, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered associations, institutes, foundations or funds; or nonprofit legal entities established by registered churches or religious organisations.
    Denmark
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Danmark, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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 organisation is operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Finland
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Suomi, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit associations (rekisteröity yhdistys), foundations (säätiöt) or religious communities (uskonnollinen yhdyskunta) registered with the National Board of Patents and Registrations.
    France
    • Organisations must be currently registered with AdB Solidatech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or nongovernmental organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.de, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be Associations, Foundations or other nonprofit legal entities that possess public benefit (Gemeinnützigkeit), charitable (Mildtaetigkeit) or Religious (Kirchliche) status and/or are operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Hong Kong
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechDonation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit, non-governmental organisations 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
    • Organisations 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) recognised as eligible to receive 1% of tax paid as defined in Section 4(1)(a) of Act CXXVI of 1996.
    India
    • Organisations must be currently registered with BigTech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Products provided under the G4NP programme may be deemed to be foreign contributions.  Accordingly, nonprofits must comply with the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)
    Indonesia
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with ENCLUDEit, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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 organisation operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Italy
    • Organisations must be currently registered with SocialTechno, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered Italian offices of non-governmental organisations (organizzazioni non governativa – ONG); associations (associazioni), foundations (fondazioni) or social cooperatives (società cooperative) registered as nonprofit social utility organisations (organizzazioni non lucrative di utilità sociale – ONLUS); registered religious organisations (istituzioni religiose); or other organisations operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, which may include associations, foundations, social promotion organisations (associazioni di promozione sociale), social cooperatives (società cooperative), or consortia (consorzi) of the above organisations.
    Israel
    • Organisations must be currently registered with NPTech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
      Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Japan, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be: (1) Specified Nonprofit Activity Corporations (NPOs) certified by the prefectural government or Cabinet Office; (2) Social Welfare Corporations registered with the prefectural government and/or the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; (3) Public Interest Associations and Foundations authorised by the Public Interest Commission, or (4) General Incorporated Associations (nonprofit type) operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Kenya
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Kenya, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or public benefit organisations (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 nonprofit basis for the public benefit; societies registered (or exempt from registration) with the Registrar of Societies and operating on a nonprofit 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 nonprofit basis for the public benefit; or community based organisations (CBOs) registered as self-help groups/projects (Harambee) with regional offices of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Korea
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Korea, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be operating on a nonprofit and non-governmental basis for the public benefit and be eligible to receive tax-deductible donations, including the following: Organisations registered in accordance with the Assistance for Nonprofit, Non-Governmental Organisations Act (비영리민간단체지원법); Public Service Corporations (공익법인); Social Welfare Foundations (공익법인); Social Cooperatives (사회적협동조합) and Social Cooperative Associations (사회적협동조합연합회), and organisations with Business or District Licence Codes of '82' or '80'.
    Luxembourg
    • Organisations must be currently registered with SOCIALware, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered nonprofit associations (associations sans but lucratif – ASBL) or foundations (fondations).
    Macau
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechDonation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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 Labour Affairs Bureau and/or have governing documents indicating that they are operating on a nonprofit basis for public benefit.
    Malaysia
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be non-governmental organisations 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; organisations (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 Recognised Authority (as applicable).
    Mexico
    • Organisations must be currently registered with OSC Digital Cemefi, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Eligible organisations must be recognised as 'Authorised Donees' (Donatarias Autorizadas), be registered under the Promotion Law ('CLUNI' organisations), or be Private assistance institutions (instituciones de asistencia privada – IAP) or equivalent.
    Netherlands
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Nederland, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organisations with Public Benefit Organisation (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 organisations (kerkgenootschappen en hun zelfstandige onderdelen).
    New Zealand
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup New Zealand, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organisations listed on the Charities Commission Register.
    Norway
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Norge, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with Technologie.org.pl, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be Public Benefit Organisations (Organizacja Pożytku Publicznego), foundations or associations registered in the National Court Register (Krajowy Rejestr Sądowy – KRS) maintained by the Ministry of Justice.
    Romania
    • Organisations must be currently registered with techsoup.ro, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered as associations, foundations, federations or religious associations, and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Russia
    • Organisations must be currently registered with InfoDonor, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered with the Ministry of Justice or its regional departments as nonprofit, non-governmental organisations or non-commercial organisations (NCOs), including foundations, institutions, non-commercial partnerships, autonomous non-commercial organisations, associations of legal entities or public associations.
    Serbia
    • Organisations must be registered associations or foundations established under Article 15(1) of the Legal Entity Profit Tax Law.
    Singapore
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organisations registered with the Commissioner of Charities and/or holding Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
    Slovakia
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Slovakia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit organisations, 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Slovenija, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organisations designated as Associations, Foundations or Private Institutes licensed to engage in public benefit services, or religious communities registered with the Ministry of Culture.
    South Africa
    • Organisations must be currently registered with SANGOTeCH, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must have Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status issued by the South African Revenue Service (SARS); be Nonprofit Organisations (NPOs) registered with the Directorate of Nonprofit Organisations, or be Nonprofit Companies (NPCs) registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission whose governing documents indicate that they are operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
    Spain
    • Organisations must be currently registered with Ilunion Consultoría, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be associations, foundations or cooperatives with tax-deductibility registered with the Ministry of Interior or the Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports.
    Sweden
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Sverige, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.ch, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Taiwan, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organisations possessing a Notarised Certificate of Legal Entity and licensed by a department of the Central Government, or local organisations licensed by the relevant regional city or county government.
    Thailand
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must have tax exempt status granted by the Thailand Revenue Department, be public benefit organisations 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
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Turkiye, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be Associations registered with the Directorate of Associations or Foundations registered with the Directorate General of Foundations.
    United Kingdom 
    • Organisations must be currently registered with tt-exchange, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organisations with recognised 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
    • Organisations must be recognised by the IRS as tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organisations formed for charitable, educational, religious, literary, scientific or other tax-exempt purposes. 
    • Fiscally sponsored organisations are not eligible for Google for Nonprofits.
    • Organisations, 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 programme.
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup
    Vietnam
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must hold appropriate licenses and permits as a Social Relief Establishment, Charitable Fund (including private foundations), International NGO (INGO), Association or Scientific and Technological Organisation (STO) pursuing charitable activities.

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

Google reserves the right to grant or deny an organisation'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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