Eligibility Guidelines

Program Overview

Salesforce.org empowers our stakeholders to accelerate impact in the world. The programs and expertise of tens of thousands of nonprofits, public benefit organizations and education institutions, combined with our resources, drive scalable positive change in the world. We call this the “Power of Us.”

Through the Power of Us program, eligible organizations can purchase — or in some cases, receive technology donations of — certain Services delivered by Salesforce.com to help expand our collective impact.

The Power of Us Program includes:

  • 10 Enterprise Edition CRM Lightning subscription at no cost (*subject to geographic restrictions)
  • Discounts on additional subscriptions, products, and/or services from Salesforce.org
  • Discounts on Salesforce training
  • Discounts on Salesforce events
  • Access to nonprofit- and education-specific user groups, events, and webinars
  • Discounts on the price of certain Non-SFDC Applications available on the Salesforce AppExchange

*Please note, Salesforce.org does not donate to, or provide discounts to, organizations in the following countries: Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, China (including mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau), and the region of Crimea.


Eligibility

Is your organization eligible for the Power of Us Program?

Qualifying Criteria

Overall Criteria: To be eligible you must be recognized as charitable, nonprofit, nongovernmental, educational, or social change organization in the country where you are located. This includes public or private nonprofit primary, secondary, and higher education organizations and institutions.

Your organization must provide legal documentation showing that you meet the above criteria. See below for specific eligibility requirements.

If countries do not have an official registry for these types of entities, then the organization’s legal documentation (see below) must specify that the entity is established for these purposes:

  • Articles of Association
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Similar legal documentation with financial statements declaring their mission and primary operating purpose as a nonprofit, charitable organization, or public educational institution.

If you have specific questions about your eligibility, please send us a message.

Please note: The determination of eligibility will be made in our sole discretion. Note that in all cases, Salesforce.org must first provide written approval of Customer’s eligibility. Further, Customer must provide documentation to validate its status upon request from Salesforce.org.

Qualification Criteria: Organizations that are eligible

Your primary purpose is one of the following:

  • Religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational
  • Socially benefiting or social welfare
  • Arts, culture and/or heritage
  • Humanitarianism
  • Nonprofit sports body
  • Social Services provider, e.g. Elder Care, Hospice, Mental Health Treatment, Community Health Services, Substance Abuse Treatment, Blood & Organ Transplant Banks, Developmental Services, Disability Services, Reproductive Health Services

Nonprofit Foundations or fund-raising organizations

  • In the United States, organizations with tax exempt status under 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
  • Outside the United States, refer to the checklist below for country specific requirements

Higher education institutions

  • Private nonprofit higher education institutions or
  • Public higher education institutions.

Primary and secondary education institutions

Public, charter, or private (nonprofit) schools – as well as school districts, nonprofit charter management organizations (CMO), or nonprofit private school networks. We donate one set of non-transferrable subscriptions per school or district/CMO/network. Any additional subscriptions can be purchased at our discounted rates.

Fiscally sponsored organizations

Organizations that are fiscally sponsored by an organization that meets the current eligibility criteria

  • Fiscal sponsorship is a financial and legal structure by which a legally recognized tax exempt organization or public charity provides specific financial and legal oversight to an entity that does not itself qualify to be tax exempt or a public charity.

Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. In addition, Salesforce.org will determine whether entities with the following characteristics are eligible for the Power of Us program benefits.

  • Those with comprehensive and transparent social and/or environmental standards
  • Microfinance organizations
  • Emerging social business organizations

Disqualification Criteria: Organizations that are not eligible

Excluded nonprofits

  • Hospitals
  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Health insurance organizations
  • Group or individual health practices
  • Inpatient care facilities
  • Economic Development organizations, such as:
    • Chambers of Commerce (excluding foundations)
    • Business Improvement Districts
    • Local and regional economic development organizations with a primary focus on commercial business development
  • Government-managed/owned nonprofits
    • Nonprofits funded by local, state or federal government that function without an independent board of directors, or are managed by a government agency
  • Trade or business associations
  • Country specific non-eligibility
    US: Only 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofits are eligible. This means that organizations that are designated as nonprofit under IRS Subsections other than 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) are not eligible. In addition, for organizations that possess multiple IRS designations, the product donation licenses and discounts may only be used by the 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization.
    Canada: Nonprofit associations, clubs, or societies that are not registered charities.

Salesforce.org does not donate to, or provide discounts to, organizations in the following countries: Cuba, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan, China (including mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau), and the region of Crimea.

Salesforce.org provides a discount, but no donation, to the following:
• Organizations in Denmark (due to tax regulations)
• Social enterprises, social businesses, Community Interest Companies, Co-operatives (non retail)

Salesforce.org provides a donation, but no discount to the following:
• Organizations in Russia

Please note – in order to be eligible for the P10 donations, the prospective recipients must both satisfy the QUALIFYING CRITERIA and NOT fall within the DISQUALIFICATION CRITERIA.

Additionally, there may be situations where Salesforce.org is able to provide donations of subscriptions to an organization in a specific country, but where Salesforce.org may not be able to resell subscriptions in that country.


Power of Us Checklist

An Active Trial

You must have an active trial to apply for the Power of Us program. The trial will become your permanent Salesforce “ORG.” (An “org” is your organization or institution’s specific Salesforce instance). If your trial has expired, please contact us or start a new trial. If you are NOT READY to start actively implementing and using our product, please DO NOT complete the application at this time.

A System Administrator

Identify a member of your staff to be your named system administrator.

Executive or Administrative Approval

  • For Nonprofit organizations: Provide authorization from your Executive Director or Board Chair.
  • For Educational institutions: Provide a signed ethics certification confirming receipt of the Power of Us Program (P10) donation is permissible under your applicable ethics or procurement provisions, and that the school’s main central office (district or university) approves the P10 donation and acknowledges that the district or university will not be eligible for any additional P10 donations.

    • Download sample Ethics Certification Letter for the Americas

    • Download sample Ethics Certification Letter for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Your ID Number

Provide your VAT/Tax/EIN number to help us verify your nonprofit status.

Legal Documentation

Attach governing documentation to show you are recognized as a charitable, nonprofit, or nongovernmental organization in the country where you are located. If your country does not have an official registry for your organization’s entity you may attach a copy of your Articles of Association or similar legal documentation with financial statements. This must contain all the relevant information that shows you are not for profit and your primary purpose is charitable, educational, and/or socially beneficial.

Specific legal documentation as listed below:

Fiscally Sponsored Organizations

In lieu of the legal documentation above, fiscally sponsored organizations will need to submit:

  • the fiscal sponsor’s IRS determination letter and
  • the fiscal sponsorship contract/agreement between the two organizations. A signed letter from the fiscal sponsor may (in Salesforce.org’s discretion) also suffice, if it clearly indicates the relationship between the entities and that the fiscal sponsor is willing to accept the donation on behalf of the other organization during the application process.

As of the 1st of February 2018, the following are the documents required for the noted countries. This list is subject to update.

ARGENTINA
Association Foundation Registration Certificate from Ministry of justice (IGJ Reg) or Civil Simple Certification of Registration from Administracion Federal De Ingreos Publicos, Human Rights Cert – CN number

AUSTRALIA
ACNC Registration or DGR

AUSTRIA
Certificate of Registration “Gemeinnuetzigkeit”, (Finanzamt fuer Koerperschaften)

BANGLADESH
Registered with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare as a Social Development Organisation, Registered with NGO Affairs Bureau, Registered with The Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration And Control)

BELGIUM
Certificate of Registration; Cabinet of Belgium – Dutch: Vereniging Zonder Winstoogmerk (VZW), Certificate of Registration; Moniteur Belge – ASBL Association sans but lucratif, Articles and Memorandum of Association

BERMUDA
Tax Exempt Registration from Registrar General, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

BOLIVIA
NPO Registration Certificate from Director General del Registro de Asociaciones y or Certificate of Foundation Registration from Fundaciones Sins Fines de Lucro

BOSNIA and HERSGOVINA
Minister of Justice – NPO Association Registration Certificate, Articles and Memorandum of Association

BRAZIL
Registration Certificate for Associations, Foundations, PBO from Ministry of Justice/Interior

BULGARIA
Certification of Registration – ‘BULSTAT’ Number from Minister of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association

BURKINA FASO
Certificate of Registration as NPONGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association

CAMEROON
Certificate of Registration as NPONGO from Council of Ministries, Articles and Memorandum of Association

CANADA
Charity Registration Number from Canada Revenue Agency

  • A Canadian Revenue “Charitable” letter showing charitable registration number. A link to your organization’s registration on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website will also be sufficient.

CHILE
Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior

COLOMBIA
Certificate of NPO Registration from Chambers of Commerce

COSTA RICA
Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior

CYPRUS
Certificate of Registration as NPONGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association

CZECH REPUBLIC
Certification of Registration as Foundation, Endowment from Foundation Register, Articles and Memorandum of Association

ECUADOR
Certificate of Social” Charitable Registration number from IRS

EGYPT
Certificate of Registration as NGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association

ESTONIA
Certificate of Registration from County courts, Articles and Memorandum of Association

FINLAND
Foundation Certificate of Registration from Foundation Registry
Certificate of NPO Registration from National Board of Patents and registrations

FRANCE
Certificate of Registration under “Loi de 1901”, Articles and Memorandum of Association

GERMANY
Certificate of Registration “Gemeinnuetzigkeit”, (Finanzamt fuer Koerperschaften)

GHANA
Certificate of NGO Registration from Registrar General’s Department, Articles and Memorandum of Association

GREECE
Certificate of Registration as NPONGO from Ministry of Finance, Official Government Journal, Articles and Memorandum of Association

GUATEMALA
Certificate of NPONGO Registration from local Government

GUYANA
Certificate of NPONGO Registration from local Government

HONDURAS
Registration Certificate for Associations, Foundations, PBO from Ministry of Justice/Interior

HONG KONG
Registered as Tax Exempt, Character Authorized by Inland Revenue Department

HUNGARY
NPO Certificate of Registration from Competent Registration Court, Articles and Memorandum of Association

INDIA
Registration Certificate of Trust or Society

IRELAND
CHY number from Revenue, Articles and Memorandum of Association

ISRAEL
“Amuta” number from State of Israel Registrar, Certificate of NPO Registration

ITALY
Certificate of Registration as “Onlus” or Cooperative Sociale legal Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

JAMAICA
Certificate of NGO Registration “TRN” number from Ministry of Finance

JAPAN
Registered Certificate as Authorized NPO or with National Tax Agency, Registered Certificate as Public Interest Corporations.

JORDAN
Certificate of NGO Registration from Ministry of Social Development, Articles and Memorandum of Association (translated)

KAZAKHSTAN
NPO Registration Certificate from Minister of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association

KENYA
NGO Registration Certificate from Kenya Government, Articles and Memorandum of Association

SOUTH KOREA
Registered Certification as Association, Foundation, NPO with local Government

LATVIA
Registration Certificate of Foundation from State Register

LITHUANIA
Certificate of NPO Registration from Local Government

LUXEMBOURG
Registration as NPO, Association or Foundation from Grand Ducal Decree Register of Commerce

MALAYSIA
Articles of Association, Registered with Registry of Societies (ROS), Tax Exempt registered under Income Tax Law

MALTA
Registered as Tax Exempt by Ministry of Finance,

MEXICO
Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice or Taxpayers Registry, Registration as Civil Society Association from Public Administration or Federal Registry

MOLDOVA
NPONGO Registration Certificate from Ministry of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association

MOROCCO
Articles and Memorandum of Association (translated to English)

NAMIBIA
NGO Registration Certificate from Local Companies Registration Office

NETHERLANDS
Registration as “Uittreksel van de Kamer van Koophandel”, “ABSL” from Dutch Chamber of Commerce Central Bureau of Fundraising, Articles and Memorandum of Association

NEW ZEALAND
Registration with NZ Charities Commissioner, Articles and Memorandum of Association

NICARAGUA
Certificate of NPO, Social Benefit Org, Civil Society Org from Junta de Asistencia Privada Juntas de Beneficencia Privada or Indesol

NIGER
Certificate of NGO Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

NIGERIA
Certificate of NGO Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

NORTHERN IRELAND
Registered as Tax Exempt, XOXNXR number from HMRC

NORWAY
Certificate of NPO Registration from Local Government

PAKISTAN
Tax exemption Act, Approved by the Office of the Commissioner of Inland Revenue

PALESTINE AUTHORITY
Certificate for Interiors registration from Palestine National Authority Ministry

PANAMA
Certificate of NPO Registration, Civil Association from Ministry of Justice, Federal Registry

PARAGUAY
Certificate of NPO Registration, Civil from Ministry of Justice/Interior

PERU
Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior, Tax exempt

PHILIPPINES
Registered with the Philippine Council for NGO Certification, “Non-stock corporations” registered under the Corporation Code

POLAND
Certificate of Registration as “OPP” Organizacja Pozytku Publicznego

PORTUGAL
Registration card of “Pessoa Colectiva”, Registration Certification from Ministry for Finance

PUERTO RICO
Tax Exempt Registration from Department of the Treasury, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

ROMANIA
Foundation Registration Certificate from Registry of Associations

RUSSIA
Certificate of NGO Registration from Ministry of Taxes, Law on legal entities registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association (translated)

RWANDA
Certificate of Registration from National Security Service or as NGO from Rwanda Directorate, Articles and Memorandum of Association

EL SALVADOR
Tax Exempt Registration from Department of the Treasury, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association

SCOTLAND
Certificate of Charity Registration SCXXXXX” number from Office of Scottish Charity regulator, Articles and Memorandum of Association

SINGAPORE
Registration Certificate of NPO or VWO by local Government

SOUTH AFRICA
Certificate of NGO Registration from Department of Social Development, Articles and Memorandum of Association, Certificate of Incorporation of a Company not having a share capital

SWEDEN
Certificate of NPO Registration, “Stiftelser i Allmänhet, “Insamlingsstiftelser”, “Kollektivstiftelser”

SWITZERLAND
Certificate of NPO Registration, “Gemeinnuetzigkeit”, “Stiftung”, CH number

TAIWAN
Registered under Civic code Act, Income Tax Law

THAILAND
Registered with the Office of the National Cultural Affairs Commission in Thailand, under the Ministry of Culture, Articles of Association

TURKEY
Certificate of NPO or Public Benefit Organisation Registration from Council of Ministries, Articles and Memorandum of Association

UGANDA
NGO Registration Statute 1989, NGO registration from Commisioner, Articles and Memorandum of Association

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Certificate of NGO Registration from Local Government

UNITED KINGDOM
Charity Registration Number from Charity Commission, CIC Registration Number from CIC Regulator, Articles and Memorandum of Association

UNITED STATES
IRS Determination Letter of 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, IPEDS ID from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Acceptable evidence of 501(c)(4) status, such as copy of the Form 990.

URUGUAY
Registered as Tax Exempt from local Government, Certificate of NPO Registration

VENEZUELA
Registration Certificate of Civil Associations, Registered as Tax Exempt from local Government

VIETNAM
Registered Associations, Foundations legal status (Decree 45 (2010) for associations, and Decree 148 (2007) for social and charitable funds), or notification (Decree 151 (2007) on cooperatives

ZIMBABWE
Certificate of NGO Registration from Local Government, Articles and Memorandum of Association