Microsoft Software Donation Program

Microsoft believes technology can do amazing things. That's why it supports thousands of organizations like yours around the world to help each one achieve its mission. Your organization may be a small one that serves a single community or a global non-governmental organization (NGO) that serves millions of people. Regardless, Microsoft wants to support you through software donations, training, and resources.

You can get donated Microsoft software like Windows, Office, and hundreds of other products for your NGO or public library through TechSoup. TechSoup charges a small administrative fee for each donated item. This fee supports the management of this donation program and additional services for organizations like yours.


Important Program Changes Coming Soon

Changes to the Microsoft Software Donation Program at TechSoup will come into effect on April 1, 2018. Learn more about these changes.


To find out if your organization can receive donations through this program, review the Microsoft eligibility guidelines.

Quantity Request Limits

If you need to determine how many donations you can request through this program, see the quantity request limits for the Microsoft Software Donation Program.

Volume Licensing

The Microsoft products that are donated through TechSoup are volume licensing products. Volume licenses are different from licenses for retail products.

After you request a Microsoft donation through TechSoup, you'll be asked to create an account on the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) website to access your licenses. The VLSC website allows you to obtain installation keys, download software, order installation CDs, and receive other benefits that are included with your Microsoft donation. Your VLSC account is separate from your TechSoup account, and TechSoup has no access to it.

Additional information about the VLSC is available in the articles that are listed below.

Refunds and Returns

If you want to return or exchange any of the Microsoft donated products that you've received, please review the Microsoft refunds and returns policy.

How to Get Help

For help with your Microsoft donation request, contact TechSoup Customer Service.

To get help with installation or use of your Microsoft products, go to Microsoft's online product support.