Who's Eligible

See if your nonprofit is eligible

Microsoft strives to make its software donation programs to be as accessible as possible to nonprofits globally. That’s why we give, on average, over $2 million in software donations a day to nonprofits across the globe. Organizations are eligible ONLY if they meet ALL THREE of the following criteria:

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Eligibility Criteria
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1. Nonprofit Organizational Eligibility
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2. Nonprofit Mission Eligibility
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3. Nondiscrimination Policy
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Which persons affiliated with the nonprofit organization may receive user licenses?

Licenses are intended primarily for employees of eligible nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit members or beneficiaries are NOT eligible for nonprofit licensing. Nonprofits may license volunteers that have significant fiduciary or managerial responsibilities for the organization, such as members of the Board of Directors. A volunteer of an eligible nonprofit organization can receive a license ONLY if they meet ALL THREE of the following tests:

  • The volunteer is accountable for specific activities and results within the nonprofit organization that are defined by a written volunteer position description;
  • The volunteer’s role with the nonprofit is a year-round ongoing role or is seasonal or part-time role that reoccurs annually; AND
  • The volunteer will not use the license for personal uses that result in income to the person who is volunteering.

Microsoft reserves the right to grant or deny an organization's application or participation at any time, for any reason, and to supplement or amend these eligibility guidelines at any time without notice. Selections are made at Microsoft’s sole discretion and are not subject to external review.

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