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Registering your foundation with TechSoup

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Gabrielle Sharaga - June 06, 2017
Did you know your 501(c)(3) foundation can register with TechSoup for donated and discounted software and hardware? We currently reach more than 900,000 nonprofit organizations in 236 countries and territories. We also offer foundations, re-granting organizations, and their grantees access to technology solutions and services and the free learning resources they need to deliver most effectively on their mission. Through TechSoup, they save 80 to 90 percent on overhead IT costs.

After 501(c)(3) foundations register, they may be eligible for software and service donations and discounts that include Microsoft, Intuit, Symantec, DocuSign, Box, Adobe, and IT Assist. And we offer high-quality new and refurbished laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Explore our catalog to see examples of the savings you can access through TechSoup.

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: Use managed IT services to help you plan and make better decisions about software and hardware.
  • Collaboration tools: Leverage technology to help your organization use teleconferences, share documents online, and manage grants and projects.

Programmatic Support

  • Program evaluation: Learn about 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: Access quick and reliable online validation of nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide.
  • Mobile app solutions: Collaborate with Caravan Studios to build apps for social good.

Get Started — Register Your Foundation

  1. Sign up and register as an associate of your foundation.
  2. You will be asked to choose an organization type and subtype as part of registration. Review the list of organization types if you're not sure which one is the best fit.
  3. For organization type, private foundations should select Other Purposes and Activities from the drop-down menu. Then choose one of the two following subtypes (see the Organization Types and Subtypes page for definitions of these):
    1. Private grantmaking foundation
    2. Private operating foundation
  4. Our qualification process generally takes up to 10 work 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

All of the technology (and more) offered to foundations is also available to grantees. Increase the impact of your grantmaking by connecting grantees with tech donations, education, and community from TechSoup. Send them this free, downloadable grantee toolkit.

Learn more about all that TechSoup has to offer to you and your grantees by visiting Meet TechSoup — What We Offer, or contact us at foundations@techsoup.org.

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