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 also be verified as a nonprofit organisation by Google for Nonprofits' validation partner Percent.

  2. Meet the requirements in its own country. Find your country in the list below to review the requirements.

  3. Agree to the Google for Nonprofits Additional Terms of Service

Your organisation is not eligible for Google for Nonprofits if it 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 registered as a: (i) Civil association; (ii) Foundation; (iii) Organisation with tax exemption; (iv) Other organisation operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit; (v) International nonprofit with tax exemption; or (vi) Religious organisation.

Australia

  • Organisations must hold one of the following registrations: be registered with (i) Australian Charities and Nonprofits Commission (ACNC), (ii) hold Deductible gift receipt status with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) OR (iii) be income-tax-exempt not-for-profit organisations as defined by the ATO.

Austria

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Foundations and funds (Stiftungen und des fonds); (ii) Associations (Vereine); (iii) Corporations (gemeinnützige gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung or gGmbH, or körperschaften des öffentlichen Rechts or KdÖR); (iv) Religious organisations (religionsgemeinschaften); or (v) Non‐governmental international organisations (nichtstaatliche internationale organisationen).

Belgium

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Nonprofit associations (association sans but lucrative (ASBL), vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (VZW); (ii) International nonprofit associations (association internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL), internationale vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (IVZW)); (iii) Private foundations (fondation privée; private stichting); or (iv) Foundations of public interest (fondation d'utilité publique; stichting van openbaar nut)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Organisations of public interest; (ii) Nonprofit associations and foundations set up as a nonprofit; or (ii) Religious organisations.

Botswana

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Societies; (ii) Companies limited by guarantee; or (iii) Trusts set up as a nonprofit.

Brazil

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Charity and designated as an Organizações da Sociedade Civil de Interesse Público (OSCIP), Certificação das Entidades Beneficentes de Assistência Social (CEBAS), Federal Public Utility (UPF) or (Social Organisation) OS, (ii) Civil Society Organisations, (iii) Association, (iv) Private Foundation or (v) other nonprofit entities.

Bulgaria

  • Organisations must be registered as (i) Non‐profit legal entities (NPLEs).

Canada

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), (ii) Nonprofit operating entity with tax exemption, (iii) Federal nonprofit corporation, (iv) Provincial nonprofit.

Chile

  • Organisations must be registered as a: (i) Nonprofit organisation; (ii) Community organisation and neighborhood council; (iii) Corporation and Public Benefit Foundation; (iv) Indigenous association and community registered with CONADI.

Colombia

  • Organisations must be registered as a: (i) Nonprofit corporation; (ii) Association; (iii) Foundation; or (iv) Religious organisation

Croatia

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Foundations; (ii) Associations; or (iii) Religious communities

Cyprus

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Charitable organisations (εγκριμένα φιλανθρωπικά ιδρύματα); (ii) Foundations (ιδρυμάτων); (iii) Associations and societies (σωματείων); (iv) Other nonprofit organisations; or (v) International non-governmental organisations.

Czechia

  • Organisations must be registered with the Ministry of Justice as: (i) associations (spolky); (ii) foundations (nadace); (iii) nonprofits with constitution (ústavy); (iv) endowment funds (nadační fondy); (v) public benefit corporations (obecně prospěšné společnosti); (vi) social service providers (poskytovatelé sociálních služeb) as registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs; or (viii) religious organisations (církevní organizace) registered with the Ministry of Culture

Denmark

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Associations (foreninger); (ii) Foundations (stiftelser); (iii) Institutions (institutioner); (iv) Religious communities (religiøse samfund); or (v) Organisations with tax-deductible donations.

Ecuador

  • Organisations must be registered as a: (i) Foundation (fundaciones); (ii) Nonprofit corporation (corporaciones sin fines de lucro); (iii) Religious organisation (organizaciones religiosas).

Estonia

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Nonprofits as defined by the Tax and Customs Board; (ii) Associations; (iii) Foundations; (iv) Religious associations or societies.

Finland

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Associations (rekisteröity yhdistys); (ii) Foundations (säätiöt); or (iii) Religious communities (uskonnollinen yhdyskunta).

France

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Nonprofits established according to governing law AND registered in French Legal Publication (Journal Officiel des Associations or other).

Germany

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Associations (Verein, e.V.); (ii) Foundations (Stiftung); or (iii) Corporations with tax benefits (such as a nonprofit company with limited liability – gGmbH or gemeinnützige GmbH; gUG or gemeinnützige Unternehmergesellschaft).

Ghana

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Charities; (ii) Non-governmental organisations (NGO); (iii) Trusts; or (iv) Nonprofit companies limited by guarantee.

Greece

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Foundations (κοινωφελη ιδρυματα); (ii) Charity associations (φιλανθρωπικών σωματείων); (iii) Nonprofit associations; (iv) Civil nonprofit organisation companies; or (v) Ecclesiastical and religious communities (εκκλησιαστικές και θρησκευτικές κοινότητες).

Hong Kong

  • Organisations must be tax exempt by the Inland Revenue Department. Registered as a (i) Charitable Institution, (ii) Public Trust.

Hungary

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Associations (egyesületek); Foundations (alapítványok) and religious communities recognised as tax beneficiaries; (ii) Nonprofit organisations (nonprofit gazdasági társaságok); (iii) Religious communities; (iv) Other nonprofit associations or foundations.

Iceland

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Public benefit organisations (félög til almannaheilla); (ii) Public benefit organisations with cross-border activities (almannaheillafélög yfir landamæri); (iii) Non-governmental organisations (félagasamtök); (iv) Private foundations with an approved charter (sjálfseignastofnanir með staðfesta skipulagsskrá ); or (v) Religious and life review organisations (trúfélög og lífsskoðunarfélög).

India

  • Organisations must be registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act. Registered as a (i) Society, (ii) Trust, (iii) Section 8 Company (formerly Section 25).

Indonesia

  • Organisations must be registered as (i) Foundations (yayasan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, (ii) Incorporated associations (perkumpulan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights or (iii) Societal organisations (organisasi kemasyarakatan) registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, provincial governor or local authorities.

Ireland

  • Organisations must be registered as: (1) charitable organisations with the Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA); (2) organisations with charitable tax-exemption status with the Revenue Commissioner; (3) sports bodies with tax exemption; or (4) companies limited by guarantee and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit registered on the Companies Registry Office.

Israel

  • Organisations must be registered as: (1) Associations (Amuta); (2) Associations with certificate of proper management; (3) Public benefit foundations; (4) Public benefit foundations with certificate of proper management; (5) Public institutions approved for tax exemptions; (6) Public benefit companies; (7) Public endowment organisations; or (8) Religious endowments.

Italy

  • Organisations must be registered as: (i) Associations (Associazione); (ii) Foundations (Fondazioni); (iii) Social cooperatives (societa cooperativi); (iv) Nonprofit social utility organisations (Organizzazione non lucrativa di utilità sociale – ONLUS); (v) International NGOs (organizzazioni non governativa – ONG) registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; (vi) Religious organisations (istituzioni religiose); or (vii) Other nonprofit organisations.

Japan

  • Organisation must be registered as a(n) (i) Public Interest Association (Koueki Shadan Houjin), (ii) Public Interest Foundation (Koeki Zaidan Houjin) authorised by the Public Interest Commission, (iii) Special Nonprofit Corporation (tokutei hieiri katsudo hojin) certified by the city government or prefectural government, (iii) Social Welfare Corporation approved by the city government, the prefectural government and/or the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare or (iv) General Incorporated Association with nonprofit status as recognised in the Corporation Tax Act.

Kenya

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n): (i) Non‐governmental organisations registered (or exempt from registration) with the NGO Coordination Board; (ii) Companies limited by guarantee registered with the Registrar of Companies; (iii) Nonprofit societies registered (or exempt from registration) with the Registrar of Societies; (iv) Trusts registered with the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning; or (v) Community‐based organisations registered with the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services.

Korea

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Public Benefit Organisation eligible to receive tax-deductible donations, (ii) Nonprofit Private Organisation eligible for donations, (iii) Other Nonprofit, Non-Governmental Organisation.

Latvia

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Public Benefit Organisation (sabiedriskā labuma organizācijas), (ii) Association (biedrību), (iii) Foundation (nodibinājumu), (iv) Religious organisation.

Lithuania

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Charity, (ii) Sponsorship fund, (iii) Organisation with beneficiary status, (iv) Public institution, (v) Association, (vi) Religious organisation.

Luxembourg

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Public benefit organisation, (ii) Nonprofit association (Association sans but lucratif (ASBL)) or (iii) Foundation (Fondation d' utilité publique).

Macau

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Association (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 as a(n) (i) Non-Governmental Organisation and Institution eligible for tax-deductible gift, (ii) Charitable Trust, (iii) Youth Society, (iv) Nonprofit Society, (v) Nonprofit Company limited by guarantee, (vi) Islamic Trust Endowment, (vii) Mosque.

Malta

  • Organisations must be registered with one of: (i) Tax-exempt Philanthropic Organisation or Nonprofit Club, (ii) Voluntary organisation (VO).

Mexico

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n): (i) Authorised donee; (ii) CLUNI organisation; (iii) Other private charitable or assistance organisation operating not for profit; (iv) Religious association.

Netherlands

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Nonprofit Association (Verenigingen), (ii) Nonprofit Foundation (Stichtingen), (iii) Association or Foundation with public benefit organisation status (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – ANBI), (iv) Church and other Religious organisation (kerkgenootschappen en hun zelfstandige onderdelen).

New Zealand

  • Organisations must be  located in New Zealand or Tokelau and registered as: (1) charities with NZ Charities Services; (2) nonprofits with tax-exemption status with the Inland Revenue; or (3) donee organisations.

Nigeria

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Nonprofit eligible for tax-deductible donations, (ii) Association with incorporated trustees of a corporate body, or (iii) Company limited by guarantee operating not for profit.

Norway

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Nonprofit Company (selskaper), (ii) Foundation (Stiftelser), (iii) Association (Sammenslutninger), (iv) Religious Community (livssynssamfunn), (v) Organisation eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.

Pakistan

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Approved Nonprofit, (ii) Association with charitable purpose (Section 42 Companies), (iii) Society, (iv) Voluntary Social Welfare Agency, (v) International Non-governmental Organisation (INGOs).

Peru

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n): (i) Association; (ii) Foundation; (iii) Committee; (iv) Association or foundations approved for tax-deductible donations.

Philippines

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Donee Institution, (ii) Other Non-stock corporation operating not for profit.

Poland

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Association (stowarzyszenie), (ii) Foundation (fundacja), (iii) Public Benefit organisation (organizacjami pożytku publicznego), (iv) Religious organisation (organizacja religijna).

Portugal

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Legal Entity of Public Utility; (2) Private Institution of Social Solidarity, (iii) Non‐Governmental Organisation, (iv) Religious organisation, (v) Non‐governmental Development Cooperation Organisation.

Puerto Rico

  • Part of the United States of America territory; please refer to the nonprofit definition for the United States of America.

Romania

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Association, (ii) Foundation, (iii) Federation, (iv) Religious organisation. All organisations must be operating on a nonprofit basis.

Serbia

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Organisation eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Article 15 of the Corporate Profit Tax Law), (ii) Foundation, (iii) Association, (iv) Endowment, (v) Other nonprofit organisation.

Singapore

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Institution of a Public Character (IPCs), (ii) Charity, (iii) Other Organisation operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit, (iv) Charitable Trust registered as a corporate body, (v) Society, (vi) Company limited by guarantee.

Slovakia

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Nonprofit Organisation, (ii) Foundation, (iii) Non-Investment Investment Fund, (iv) Civil Association , (v) Slovak Red Cross, (vi) Church, Religious Society and Other Religious organisations, (vii) Organisation with an international element.

Slovenia

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Association, (ii) Foundation, (iii) Private Institute licensed to engage in public benefit services, (iv) Religious community registered with the Ministry of Culture.

South Africa

  • Organisations must be registered as a: (i) Section 18A nonprofit organisation; (ii) Public benefit organisation; (iii) Nonprofit organisation; (iv) Nonprofit company operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit; (v) Nonprofit trust.

Spain

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Association, (ii) Foundation, (iii) Social Initiative Cooperative, (iv) Other Nonprofit Entity such as sports club or federation, (v) Public Utility Organisation or (vi) Religious organisation.

Sweden

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Nonprofit Association (Ideella föreningar), (ii) Foundation (Stiftelser), (iii) Faith Community.

Switzerland

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Association in the Swiss Civil Code, (ii) Foundation (Stiftung) in the Swiss Civil Code or (iii) Tax-exempt organisation.

Taiwan

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Social Association, (ii) Public Endowed Foundation.

Tanzania

  • Organisations must be registered as a (i) Charitable organisation approved for tax-deductible donations, (ii) Non-governmental organisation, (iii) Religious organisation.

Thailand

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Tax-exempt organisation, (ii) Public Benefit Organisation, (iii) Foundation, (iv) Association, (v) Foreign Non-governmental Organisation.

Turkey

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Foundation, (ii) Foundation with tax exempt status, (iii) Association, (iv) Social cooperatives operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.

Ukraine

  • Organisations must be registered with one of (i) Charitable organisations, (ii) Public Association, (iii) Religious organisation, (iv) International nonprofit organisation.

United Kingdom (including England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)  

  • Organisations must be registered with the charity regulator in England and Wales (Charity Commission), Northern Ireland (NICC) or Scotland (OSCR); or HMRC as charitable tax-exempt charities or churches.

United States of America

  • Organisations must be (i) registered with the IRS as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) a group exempt organisation with proven affiliation to a central nonprofit that has 501c3 status
  • Currently not eligible organisations: Fiscally sponsored organisations that do not have their own 501(c)(3) status.

Vietnam

  • Organisations must be registered as a(n) (i) Private Social Relief Establishment (SRE), (ii) Charitable Fund and Social Fund, (iii) International NGO (INGO), (iv) Association, (v) Religious organisation, (vi) Scientific and Technological Organisation (STO), (vii) Other nonprofit organisation.

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