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Registering your foundation with TechSoup

What TechSoup Offers Foundations
Dulcey Reiter - April 24, 2015
Did you know your 501(c)(3) foundation can register with TechSoup for donated and discounted software and hardware? Currently serving more than 600,000 NGOs in 120 countries, we offer foundations and their grantees access to technology solutions and services and the free learning resources they need to most effectively deliver their mission.

501(c)(3) foundations may be eligible for software donations and discounts that include Microsoft, Intuit, Symantec, and Adobe. We also offer high-quality new and refurbished laptops, desktops, and tablets.

If you're not familiar with our registration process, here are a few key points to note:

  • As part of the organization registration process, you will be asked to choose an organization type and subtype (review the list of organization types if you're not sure which one is the best fit). For organization type, private foundations should select Other Purposes and Activities from the drop-down menu. Then choose one of the three available subtypes:
    • Private grantmaking foundation
    • Private independent foundation
    • Private operating foundation
  • Qualification generally takes up to 10 days after registration. If we require additional information to complete the process, we will contact you by email. You can check your organization's qualification status through your My Account page.

How TechSoup Can Help Your Grantees

TechSoup offers secure, legal, supported technology and training and reduces the risks posed by pirated software and outdated hardware for the 501(c)(3) nonprofits you support in your work. We also save your grantees money to put toward their missions and help them make smarter investments.

Here's how you can connect your grantees to our tech philanthropy:

  • Share the following link with your grantees: Join TechSoup.
  • For a short article, ready to share through your newsletter or email, or tool kits about how your grantees can take advantage of TechSoup's donation program, contact us at
  • We are also happy to provide one-off or ongoing educational tech content for your newsletter. Contact us at for details.

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