Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible for a Google for Nonprofits account, an organisation must:

  1. Be registered as a charitable organisation in one of the countries listed below. All organisations must be verified as a nonprofit organisation by TechSoup or the local TechSoup partner
  2. Meet the requirements in its own country. Sometimes countries have additional eligibility requirements. Find your country in the list below to review the additional requirements.
  3. Agree to the Google for Nonprofits Terms

You are not eligible for Google for Nonprofits if your organisation is:

  • A governmental entity or organisation
  • A hospital or healthcare organisation (charitable arms or foundations associated with healthcare organisations are eligible).
  • A school, academic institution or university (philanthropic arms of educational organisations are eligible). Learn more about Google for Education, Google's programmes for educational institutions.

 

Country requirements

Note: If you don't see your country listed here, we haven't launched Google for Nonprofits in your country yet.

 

Argentina

  • Organisations must be civil non-profit 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 Dirección Provincial de Personas Jurídicas (in Provinces) and/or other civil associations or foundations authorised to function as legal persons and operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit. 

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 Non-profits 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.

Austria

  • Organisations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.at, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) foundations and funds (stiftungen und des fonds); (2) associations (vereine); (3) corporations (gemeinnützige gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung – gGmbH; or körperschaften des öffentlichen Rechts – KdÖR); (4) religious organisations (religionsgemeinschaften); or (5) non‐governmental international organisations (nichtstaatliche internationale organisationen).

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). 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Bosnia and Herzegovina, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina or in Republika Srpska as: (1) public interest organisations; (2) other associations and foundations operating on a nonprofit for the public benefit; or (3) religious organisations.

Botswana

  • Organisations must be currently registered with SANGOTeCH, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) societies; (2) companies limited by guarantee; or (3) trusts operating on a non-profit 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 non-profit basis for the public benefit.

Bulgaria

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Bulgaria, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be non‐profit legal entities (NPLEs).

Canada

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Canada, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) charities; (2) tax exempt non-profit organisations operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; (3) federal not-for-profit corporations or (4) provincial non-profits.

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 non-profit institutions (including accredited collaborators of the National Youth Service – SENAME); neighborhood 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: (1) non‐profit organisations operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; or (2) religious organisations.

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.

Cyprus

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Cyprus, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) approved charitable organisations (εγκριμένα φιλανθρωπικά ιδρύματα); or other organisations operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, including (2) associations/societies (σωματείων) and foundations/institutions (ιδρυμάτων); and (3) international non-governmental organisations.

Czechia

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Česká republika, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) associations (spolky); (2) institutes (ústavy); (3) social service providers (poskytovatelé sociálních služeb) registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Justice; (4) foundations (nadace); (5) endowment funds (nadační fondy); (6) public benefit corporations (obecně prospěšné společnosti); and (7) religious organisations (církevní organizace) registered with the Ministry of Culture. All organisations are registered with the Ministry of Justice unless stated otherwise.

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.

Ecuador

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Ecuador, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with relevant governing authorities as: (1) foundations (fundaciones) and nonprofit corporations (corporaciones sin fines de lucro); or (2) religious organisations (organizaciones religiosas).

Estonia

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Estonia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with the Ministry of Justice and be: (1) organisations operating for the public interest as specified by the Tax and Customs Board; (2) non-profit associations; (3) foundations; or (4) religious associations or religious societies.

Finland

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Suomi, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be geographically located within Finland, as: (1) non-profit associations (rekisteröity yhdistys); (2) or foundations (säätiöt); or (3) religious communities (uskonnollinen yhdyskunta).

France

  • Organisations must be currently registered with AdB Solidatech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be non-profit or non-governmental organisations established pursuant to association loi 1901, fondation loi 1987, local Civil Code or fonds de dotation loi 2008-776 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: (1) corporations with tax benefits; (2) associations operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit; or (3) foundations operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.

Ghana

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Ghana, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including religious organisations, recognised by the Department of Social Welfare; companies limited by guarantee registered with the Registrar General's Department (RGD) and operating on a nonprofit benefit for the public benefit; or trusts established for the purposes outlined in section 1(1) of the Trustees (Incorporation) Act 1962.

Greece

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Greece, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) public benefit foundations (κοινωφελη ιδρυματα); (2) charitable associations (φιλανθρωπικών σωματείων); (3) associations, foundations or civil non-profit companies operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; or (4) ecclesiastical and religious communities (εκκλησιαστικές και θρησκευτικές κοινότητες).

Hong Kong

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechDonation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be non-profit, 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.

Iceland

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Iceland, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) non-governmental organisations (félagasamtök); (2) private foundations with an approved charter (sjálfseignastofnanir með staðfesta skipulagsskrá); or (3) religious and life review organisations (trúfélög og lífsskoðunarfélög).

India

  • Organisations must be currently registered with BigTech, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations 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

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) foundations (yayasan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights; (2) incorporated associations (perkumpulan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights; or (3) 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: (1) approved bodies authorised for tax relief on donations; (2) charitable organisations registered with the CRA; (3) sport bodies with tax exemption; or (4) companies limited by guarantee registered with the CRO that are operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.

Italy

  • Organisations must be currently registered with SocialTechno, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) associations (associazioni), foundations (fondazioni) and social cooperatives (società cooperativi) registered as non-profit social utility organisations (organizzazioni non lucrative di utilità sociale – ONLUS); (2) international NGOs (organizzazioni non governativa – ONG) registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; (3) religious organisations (istituzioni religiose); or (4) other organisations operating on a non‐profit basis for the public benefit.

Israel

  • Organisations must be currently registered with the Rashi Foundation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) public institutions approved for tax deductions; (2) associations with certificate of proper management; (3) associations; (4) public benefit foundations with certificate of proper management; (5) public benefit foundations; (6) public endowments; or (7) religious endowments.

Japan

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Japan, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) Specified Nonprofit Corporations (NPOs) certified by the city government or prefectural government; (2) Social Welfare Corporations approved by the city government, 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 of nonprofit type pursuant to the Corporation Tax A

Kenya

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Kenya, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) non‐governmental organisations registered (or exempt from registration) with the NGO Coordination Board; (2) companies limited by guarantee registered with the Registrar of Companies; (3) societies registered (or exempt from registration) with the Registrar of Societies and operating on a non‐profit basis for the public benefit; (4) trusts registered with the Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development; or (5) community‐based organisations registered with the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services and operating on a non‐profit 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 non-profit 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 Non-Profit, 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 License Codes of '82' or '80'.

Latvia

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Latvia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with relevant governing authorities as: (1) public benefit organisations (sabiedriskā labuma organizācijas); (2) associations (biedrību) and foundations (nodibinājumu); or (3) religious organisations.

Lithuania

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Lithuania, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be charity and support funds, associations or non-governmental public institutions that have received the 'status of a recipient of support' (paramos gavejo statusas) by the Centre of Registers. Public institutions managed by the state or government are not eligible.

Luxembourg

  • Organisations must be: (1) public benefit organisations; (2) nonprofit associations and foundations; (3) social impact societies with 100% impact shares; or (4) international nonprofit organisations.

Macau

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechDonation, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) 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.

Malaysia

  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) non-governmental organisations and institutions eligible for tax deductible gifts; (2) charitable trusts; (3) youth societies; (4) societies operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit; (5) companies limited by guarantee operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit; (6) Islamic trust endowments; or (7) mosques.

Malta

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Malta, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) tax exempt philanthropic organisations or nonprofit clubs; or (2) voluntary organisations (VOs).

Mexico

  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) authorised donees; (2) CLUNI organisations; (3) other private charitable or assistance organisations operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; or (4) religious associations.

Netherlands

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Nederland, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be non-profit 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 registered with or recognised by relevant authorities and located in New Zealand or Tokelau as: (1) charities; (2) donee organisations; or (3) tax- exempt not-for-profit organisations.

Nigeria

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Nigeria, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be funds, bodies or institutions listed under the Fifth Schedule of the Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) or engaged in activities introduced with the Amendment of the Fifth Schedule and certified by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to receive tax-deductible donations. (Note: Although many legal forms may be tax exempt, only associations with incorporated trustees and companies limited by guarantee are eligible.)

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).

Pakistan

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Pakistan, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) approved nonprofit organisations (NPOs); (2) associations with charitable and not-for-profit purposes (Section 42 Companies); (3) societies; (4) voluntary social welfare agencies; or (5) international non-governmental organisations (INGOs).

Peru

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Turkiye, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be associations or foundations eligible to receive tax-deductible donations under Article 37(x) of the Income Tax law.

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.

Portugal

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Portugal, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) legal entities of public utility; (2) private institutions of social solidarity; (3) non‐governmental organisations; (4) religious organisations; or (5) non‐governmental development cooperation organisations.

Puerto Rico

  • Organisations must be validated by TechSoup.
  • Organisations must be located in Puerto Rico and have been recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC).

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 non-profit basis for the public benefit.

Russia

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TeploDigital, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) non‐commercial organisations; or (2) international non-commercial organisations.

Serbia

  • Organisations must be eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions as described in Article 15 of the Corporate Profit Tax Law and/or other organisations (such as foundations, associations and endowments) operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.

Singapore

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be non-profit 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 non-profit 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 non-profit 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 be: (1) Section 18A public benefit organisations; (2) public benefit organisations; (3) non-profit organisations; (4) non-profit companies operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; or (5) trusts operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.

Spain

  • Organisations must be currently registered with Ilunion Consultoría, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) organisations with public utility status; (2) organisations that are non-profit entities; or (3) other organisations, such as associations, sports clubs/ federations, foundations, non-profit cooperative societies and religious entities, operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.

Sweden

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Sverige, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit as: (1) associations; (2) foundations; or (3) faith communities.

Switzerland

  • Organisations must be currently registered with Stifter-helfen.ch, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit as: (1) foundations; (2) associations; or (3) tax exempt corporations.

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.

Tanzania

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Tanzania, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the Non-Governmental Organisations Act, 2002 (NGO Act); or religious organisations registered under the Societies Act, as amended.

Thailand

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.    
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) tax-exempt organisations; (2) public benefit organisations; (3) foundations or associations; or (4) foreign NGOs.

Turkey

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Turkiye, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be registered with or recognised by relevant authorities as: (1) foundations with tax exempt status; (2) associations; (3) foundations; or (4) social cooperatives operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.

Ukraine

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Ukraine, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must be: (1) charitable organisations; (2) public associations; (3) religious organisations; or (4) international nonprofit organisations.

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: Organisations must be charities registered with the Jersey Charity Commissioner;
    • Guernsey: 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 validated by TechSoup.

Vietnam

  • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
  • Organisations must hold appropriate licences 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.
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