Some of these changes will impact the current Microsoft Software Donation Program on TechSoup Canada and are worth your close review as you set plans for your nonprofit or library.
Highlights: What is changing?
- Aged care organizations now eligible for grants - "Microsoft is expanding eligibility for our nonprofit offers to include nonprofit aged care organizations, providing technology grants and discounts up to 75%, as well as critical IT support and capacity building to help them with their digital transitions. "
- Shifting to Cloud-first Grant program - "[B]eginning in April 2022, we are shifting to a cloud-first grant program to ensure that nonprofits of every size in every part of the globe have access to the world-class cloud technology they need to accelerate the work they are doing to accomplish their missions"
- Grants for on-premise products no longer available after April 4, 2022 - "We recognize that some nonprofits are not yet ready to move to the cloud. So, while we will no longer provide grants for most of our on-premises software beginning on April 4, 2022, we will continue to provide on-premises software to nonprofits at a discount of up to 75% through Microsoft partners. For nonprofits in markets where Azure is not yet available, we will continue to provide grants for Windows Server and SQL Server."
For more information on these changes, please visit:
Microsoft Tech For Social Impact Announcement
Tech Soup Canada
Aged care organizations now eligible for grants
Microsoft Non-Profit - Eligibility