Eligibility guidelines

To be eligible to participate in Google for Nonprofits, an organisation must:

  1. Be registered as a charitable organisation in one of the countries listed below. All organisations must be validated as a non-profit organisation by TechSoup or the local TechSoup partner. See country-specific eligibility details below.
  2. Not be:
    • A governmental entity or organisation
    • A hospital or health care organisation
    • A 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. Meet the detailed requirements in its country: 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.
    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 Direccion Provencial de Persona Jurdicia (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. 
    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 non-profit associations (associations sans but lucratif – ASBL /vereniging zonder Winstgevend doel – VZW), international non-profit 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/non-profit organisations (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
    • 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 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 Non-profits registered with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), or Canadian Provincial Non-profits 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 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 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 non-profit 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: (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 non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    Finland
    • Organisations must be currently registered with TechSoup Suomi, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be non-profit 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 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 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
    • 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 non-profit companies (non-profit 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.
    • 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 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 Non-Profit 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 Non-Profit type pursuant to the Corporation Tax Act.
    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; and (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'.
    Luxembourg
    • Organisations must be currently registered with SOCIALware, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered non-profit 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: (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 currently registered with TechSoup Asia, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be: (1) non-governmental organisations and institutions eligible for tax deductible gifts; (2) charitable trusts; (3) Islamic trust endowments; (4) companies limited by guarantee operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit; and (5) societies operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
    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.
    The 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 located in New Zealand or Tokelau: (1) charities registered with the Charities Register; (2) donee organisations approved by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD); or (3) nonprofit organisations approved for income tax exemption by the IRD.
    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).
    The 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.
    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 InfoDonor, TechSoup Global's regional arm.
    • Organisations must be registered with the Ministry of Justice or its regional departments as non-profit, 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 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 have Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status issued by the South African Revenue Service (SARS); be Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) registered with the Directorate of Non-Profit Organisations; or be Non-Profit Companies (NPCs) registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission whose governing documents indicate that they are 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 associations, foundations or religious communities eligible for income tax exemption under Chapter 7 of the Income Tax Act and/or operating on a non-profit 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 non-profit 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 be: (1) organisations granted tax exempt status by the Thailand Revenue Department; (2) public benefit organisations certified by the Office of the National Commission of Social Welfare; or (3) foundations or associations registered with the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Culture or the 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 non-profit 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: Member of the Association of Jersey Charities;
      • 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.

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