and Technology Grants
There are many tech grants or tech features that nonprofits can use to improve and expand their organizations. However, many people are not sure where to find some of these grants. In this blog post, we will list the grants available for nonprofits.
From Wikipedia, a nonprofit organization is a legal entity organized and operated for a collective, public or social benefit, in contrast with an entity that operates as a business aiming to generate a profit for its owners. A nonprofit is subject to the non-distribution constraint: any revenues that exceed expenses must be committed to the organization's purpose, not taken by private parties. A wide array of organizations is nonprofit, including most political organizations, schools, business associations, churches, social clubs, and consumer cooperatives.
A wide range of technlogy vendors provide access to services and tools for eligible nonprofits around the world. This post will help you learn about partners and offers.
In majority of the cases, you'll need to validate your nonprofit status with TechSoup. It is a nonprofit international network of non-governmental organizations that provides technical support and technological tools to other nonprofits. TechSoup partners with companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Symantec to provide technology products and services to nonprofits around the world. The organization should provide documents that confirm the nonprofit status. The validation process could take 5-7 business days.
Microsoft For Nonprofits
Microsoft for Nonprofits is a program offered by Microsoft to provide discounted or free access to its cloud-based services and software solutions for nonprofit organizations. This program is designed to help nonprofits leverage technology to achieve their missions and make a greater impact on their communities or causes.
We are committed to helping nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions and accelerate their digital transformation.
As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and nonprofit technology partner, DevRain supports nonprofits as a software license provider, which enables nonprofits access to all Microsoft for Nonprofit program benefits and helps to deploy technology to operate with greater efficiency at a lower cost.
Check out our How We Work With Nonprofits page for more information.
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Best for small and mid-sized nonprofits that need email, Office desktop applications, cloud file-storage and sharing, web conferencing with IM, audio and HD video, and simple device management and advanced security features. Free for up to 10 users and discounted pricing of $5.50 per user/month for additional users.
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
Productivity suite with web and mobile versions of Microsoft 365 apps and services, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange. Free for up to 300 users.
Windows 11 Professional
Full version of Windows 11 Professional, with down level rights for Windows 10 Professional. Grants of up to 50 licenses available through TechSoup and discounted pricing for additional licenses through any Cloud Solution Provider (CSP).
Microsoft 365 F3
Best for nonprofits with field staff and volunteers that need access to email, cloud storage, Microsoft Teams, and simple device management in a secure, all-in-one solution. Available at a discounted price of $2 per user/month.
Power BI Desktop
Connect to data sources, build visualizations, publish to the Power BI service, and embed on websites. Available free for eligible nonprofits.
Power BI Pro
Gain 360° real-time views of your data, access Power BI desktop features, distribute content, and more for $3 per user/month.
Annual Azure Grant
Leverage $2,000 Azure services credits per year and access the complete portfolio of Azure products and cloud services. Sign up for the Nonprofit Azure Onboarding Concierge and Success Center to set up your credits.
With the extensibility to connect to hundreds of other business systems, databases, and other apps, Power Apps can make app development more efficient and secure. Now free for up to 10 users and discounted pricing of $2.50 per user/month for additional users.
Dynamics 365 Sales Professional
Engage your constituents across the relationship lifecycle and boost fundraising―all within Office 365. $16.30 per user/month.
Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise
Enable full relationship management for all your constituents, volunteers, and beneficiaries with Dynamics 365 Sales Enterprise. $23.80 per user/month. Connect with a partner to get started.
Dynamics 365 Customer Service Professional
Scale operations with Dynamics 365 Customer Service Professional. $12.50 per user/month.
Google For Nonprofits
Google for Nonprofits provides free tools to nonprofit organizations that allow them to work more efficiently with a wider audience, spur more supporters to take action, and tell their stories in a more compelling way.
Google Workspace For Nonprofits (former G Suite)
Unlimited Gmail accounts that end in yourdomain.com vs gmail.com. Google drive, docs, sheets, slides, etc. 30GB of space (up from 15 in personal accounts) for Drive documents and email hosting. 24/7 actual person support via phone, chat, and email. Admin access over all your organization’s accounts. $3 per person per month compared with the paid Business Standard account, or $5.04 per month for the Business Pro account.
Up to $10,000 of AdWords advertising a month to promote your website on google.com through keyword targeting.
AdWords Express (AWX)
Creating an ad is easy. Select your audience, write three lines about your business, and set your budget. AdWords Express automatically manages where and when your ads will appear on Google. No keywords to choose, and no ongoing maintenance.
Increased uploading capacity, the ability to select custom thumbnail images, and call-to-action overlay on your videos.
Google Earth And Maps (Google Maps API)
Create a custom map of your project sites in 10-minutes with Google Maps, create a narrative Google Earth movie and make it available on YouTube, collect data in the field with Android devices and Open Data Kit and map your data.
Apply for Google For Nonprofits program here.
AWS for Nonprofits
The AWS offers access to high-powered computing, storage, data warehousing, development, analytics, content delivery, and other services to help nonprofits scale without investing in physical infrastructure.
AWS Nonprofit Credit Program
$2,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit, helping to offset costs for nonprofits associated with implementing cloud-based solutions.
AWS Imagine Grant Program
You can get up to $100,000 USD of unrestricted financial support, up to $100,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit, and project kickoff workshop and implementation support from Amazon Web Services (AWS) technical specialist(s).
AWS Cloud Credit for Research
Awarded amounts will vary depending on the research proposal and service usage requirements documented in the application.
Student awards will be up to a maximum of $5,000.00. Faculty and Staff awards are not capped.
Apply for AWS for Nonprofits here.
Slack. Workspaces with 250 or fewer members a free upgrade, and an 85% discount for workspaces above that size for Standard Plan. Workspaces of any size an 85% discount for Plus Plan. Apply through TechSoup.
Zoom. 50 % discount on a one-year subscription for a Zoom Meetings Pro or Business plan and certain add-ons with up to 99 licenses. Apply.
Miro. 30% discount on paid plans to support the important work they’re doing. Apply
Canva. Pro’s premium features for up to 10 people for free. Apply.
Adobe. Discounts in VIP (Value Incentive Plan) and TLP (Transactional Licensing Program) programs globally. Contact Adobe Sales or your nearest Adobe authorized reseller.
GetResponse. 30% or 50% off monthly plans. Apply.
Mailchimp. 15% discount for services. Apply.
eSputnik. Unlimited web-push notifications for the website. Unlimited emails for unlimited contacts. Unlimited triggers, autoresponders, workflows, and analytics. Free support for adding subscription forms to your site. Free support for integration. Free support for designing a template based on your project style. Send an application to email@example.com, including your contact details, website, and a short description of your activity.
DocuSign. Up to 30% discount on annual plans. Apply.
Monday.com. Discounted yearly plans. Apply.
Asana. 50% on a one-year Premium or Business subscription, plus get numerous free resources. Apply.
Trello. 75% discount on Business Class and Enterprise. Apply.
Setapp. 180 high-quality apps for Mac, iPhone, or iPad — based on a single monthly subscription starting at $8.99/person (+ taxes). 50% discount on a yearly plan. Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Relic. 4 additional free users per month (+1 free edition user: 5 total) and 900 additional gb of data (+100 gb free edition: 1TB total) for Good Standard. 2 free users per month and 1 free TB data per month for Good Pro. Apply.
Atlassian. 75% discount for all cloud products. Apply.
Dropbox. 40 % discount on Business Standard and Business Advanced plans. Apply through TechSoup.
Grammarly. Free access to all key features, including all Premium-level writing suggestions, administrator dashboards, and integrations with websites and workplace tools. Apply.
We hope that you take advantage of these special offerings to become more efficient and productive!
Not a nonprofit? Check out our Our Approach Across Industries and Organization page to understand how we can assist you.