Licensing options for industries
Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements for government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations offer flexible and affordable solutions that are tailored by organization size and purchasing preference.
Microsoft Philanthropies works with nonprofit and other nongovernmental organizations to provide them with affordable access to technology. See if your organization qualifies.
Programs for nonprofit organizations
Eligible nonprofit organizations can acquire multiple software licenses—rather than multiple software packages—and Office 365 and other cloud services at reduced prices through volume licensing. For software, your organization needs to purchase only one complete software package and enough licenses to cover the remaining number of computers.
Nonprofit Enterprise Agreement
The Enterprise Agreement offers the best value to organizations that want a manageable volume licensing program that gives them the flexibility to buy cloud services and software licenses under one agreement for a minimum three-year period. You can add and adjust products and services over time and account for changes via the annual True-up process.
The Enterprise Agreement was designed to give you the necessary agility to respond to current and future trends. The Enterprise Agreement includes comprehensive Software Assurance benefits for on-premises licenses. Learn more about the Enterprise Agreement.
Nonprofit Open License
Easy to understand and administer, Nonprofit Open License* is flexible enough to meet the needs of a broad range of organizations. After an initial order of five or more licenses, you can reorder as few as one license, so you order only what you need. Choose from a wide selection of licensed products and acquire them from any approved Volume Licensing reseller.
You receive license confirmation information electronically and can quickly and easily view your license purchase history, so there's never any question about which licenses you own. Your organization gets even more value, more manageability, and more assistance with optional Software Assurance. Learn more about Open License.
*Not available in all countries/regions
More than an upgrade, Software Assurance can help your organization get the most value from up-to-date technology by providing a powerful combination of productivity benefits, support, tools, and training. Software Assurance offerings available under Nonprofits Enterprise Agreement and Open License are the same benefits as those available under commercial agreements.
For at-a-glance information on what Software Assurance might bring to your organization, see the Software Assurance Benefits Chart (PDF, 2.2 MB).
Eligibility to buy or renew
Only eligible nonprofit organizations that meet certain requirements can purchase licenses through volume licensing for nonprofit organizations.