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Registering your foundation with TechSoup

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Gabriella Sharaga - March 07, 2017
Did you know your 501(c)(3) foundation can register with TechSoup for donated and discounted software and hardware? We currently serve more than 851,000 nonprofit organizations in 236 countries and territories. We also offer foundations and their grantees access to technology solutions and services and the free learning resources they need to deliver most effectively on their mission.

After they register, 501(c)(3) foundations may be eligible for software donations and discounts that include Microsoft, Intuit, Symantec, DocuSign, Box, and Adobe. And we 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 (see the Organization Types and Subtypes page for definitions of these):
    • 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.

Resources Just for You

Technology Support

  • TechSoup Boost: Subscribe to receive waived admin fees on popular products, subscriber-only discounts, and much more.
  • IT Assist: Managed IT services to help you plan and make better decisions about software and hardware. 
  • Collaboration tools: Technology to help your organization teleconference, share documents online, and manage grants and projects.

Programmatic Support

  • Program evaluation: Tools to help you confidently collect, measure, and monitor the outcomes and effectiveness of your programs.
  • International grantmaking: NGOsource offers grantmakers an affordable equivalency determination service that streamlines international giving.
  • Validation Services: Quick and reliable online validation of nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide.
  • Mobile app solutions: Collaborate with Caravan Studios to build apps for social good.

How TechSoup Can Help Your Grantees

Increase the impact of your grantmaking by connecting grantees with tech donations, education, and creative content from TechSoup. Send them this free, downloadable grantee toolkit.

Learn more about what TechSoup offers by visiting Meet TechSoup — What We Offer, or contact us at

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