Microsoft Community Affairs group has a donation program for U.S. based nonprofit organizations. If your non-profit organization meets the guidelines  as described at http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/citizenship, visit our nonprofit partner TechSoup at http://www.techsoup.org, to walk through the process for requesting and receiving software from Microsoft. While there is no membership fee to access TechSoup, there is a small administrative fee for each order. Also the non-profit is limited to one donation per year.

If your nonprofit does not meet Microsoft’s eligibility guidelines, or if they need to request additional software, Microsoft has a Charity Open License program available.  Charity Open License allows nonprofit organizations to purchase Microsoft software and licenses at a substantially reduced cost.  For information on this program, please visit Microsoft’s Charity Open License Web Site at http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/open/opencharity.asp.