AWS for Nonprofits

Advancing mission impact and innovation with cloud technology

Nonprofits are using the AWS Cloud to solve the world's most pressing challenges.
Nonprofits of all sizes are using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase support, expand awareness, and advance mission impact locally and globally. AWS is dedicated to a world where every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity on a healthy planet. Whether you are working to generate donor, member, or volunteer insights through managed databases and analytics, accelerate research through machine learning and AI, optimize program delivery through scalable websites and applications, or just getting started – AWS is here to help.
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Nonprofit cloud outcomes

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Learn the basics of the cloud and the value it can bring to your organization. Explore the benefits and cost savings of the cloud for scalable websites, applications, and ecommerce capabilities as well as data storage, archiving, security, and visualization.

Gain donor, member, & volunteer insights ›

Visualize trends, automate recruiting and retention activities, and deliver impactful communications through data-driven insights. Empower the organization’s teams to analyze and act on data insights to transform your donor, member, and volunteer engagement strategies and deliver impactful experiences.

Enhance donor experiences ›

Enhance donor connections and fundraising outcomes through digital approaches for stewardship and donor relationship management through personalized communications, marketing automation, and chatbots.

Enhance member experiences ›

Delight members with compelling, easy-to-use digital capabilities and personalize outreach through data-driven marketing and communication.

Modernize and optimize IT ›

Enhance and secure your IT infrastructure for scalability, cost efficiency, business process continuity, and performance in the cloud.

Drive mission and programmatic innovation ›

Use cloud technology services to improve program delivery, increase impact, and affect change. Accomplish your mission and innovate as an organization more efficiently and effectively.

How AWS can help nonprofits

From the simple to the transformative, AWS technologies can propel your organization’s development and mission delivery. Working hand-in-hand with AWS, modernize your organization’s technology resources and learn how leading nonprofits are leveraging the cloud to make the world a better place.
 
No matter the size and scope of your organization, AWS has the resources to match.

Enrich community services

Human and community service organizations as well as care and cure organizations are scaling services through applications and research, solving data challenges, increasing meaningful connections with donors and volunteers, and meeting the most critical needs of their communities with speed and agility.

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Preserve culture and history

Arts, history, and culture organizations are delivering educational content, interactive exhibits, virtual tours, digital events, and streaming video with unmatched speed – enabling them to meet the community where they are. They are digitally cataloging and archiving works of art, and creating more equitable access to learning and cultural exchange for members and visitors alike.

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Enact change

Campaign, civic and advocacy organizations are growing awareness for their causes, enabling grassroots mobilization, empowering citizens through data-driven platforms, and hosting web applications that share critical information about the communities they serve.

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Combat climate change

Environmental and conservation organizations are deploying remote monitoring systems across the globe to track the health of various ecosystems, advancing population studies in partnership with wildlife reserves, zoos, and aquariums, and producing data-supported action plans to combat climate change and save endangered species.

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Accelerate research

Research organizations are storing, securing and processing massive amounts of data and using transformative technologies like machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to advance research. They are enabling trans-disciplinary collaboration and making data readily available to get more scientists involved in solving big-picture problems.

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Delight credit union customers

Nonprofit financial institutions such as credit unions are enhancing the accessibility of banking services, enabling faster response times to customer requests, facilitating digital transactions, and implementing disaster recovery all with the highest compliance, data security, and governance standards. Leverage the same technologies as leading for-profit institutions to delight customers and deliver value.

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Power your global mission

Nonprofit technology organizations are collaborating with AWS to deliver innovative services, tools, and solutions that help nonprofits drive fundraising, increase advocacy, and improve case management – enabling nonprofits to operate more efficiently and effectively.

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Organize and exchange information

Trade and professional organizations are collaborating to develop industry standards, enhancing accreditation, licensure and certification tools, transforming digital member experiences, and implementing precision communication strategies to attract and retain members with focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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How AWS can help nonprofits

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No matter the mission, nonprofit organizations are constantly looking to increase program effectiveness and reduce cost. AWS can help meet both of these needs by providing best-in-class tools designed to help nonprofits innovate and achieve systems-level change.

 

IMAGINE: Nonprofit

IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference

IMAGINE: Nonprofit

Presented by Amazon Web Services (AWS), the IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference is a no-cost event that brings together nonprofit leaders, purpose-focused technologists, and impact innovators to discuss how technology can help drive a positive impact for both people and planet.

 

Grants and programs

These programs are designed to enable organizations of all sizes to overcome barriers to technology adoption, while enhancing the scale, performance, and capabilities of mission operations.

AWS IMAGINE Grant Program

The AWS IMAGINE Grant Program is a public grant opportunity, up to $150,000.00 USD, open to registered 501(c) nonprofit organizations in the US who are using technology to advance their mission.

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AWS Nonprofit Credit Program

The AWS Credit Program provides access to $1,000 in AWS Promotional Credit, enabling nonprofits to implement cloud-based solutions and meet their mission goals without upfront investment in physical infrastructure.

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TechAction Program

No matter your organization’s size, scope, or experience using AWS, TechAction offers the resources nonprofits need to enhance donor and member engagement, develop compelling digital experiences, and advance fundraising goals on the cloud.

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Amazon Research Awards

The Amazon Research Awards (ARA) program collaborates with scientists to fund research, share knowledge, and encourage innovation. ARA offers unrestricted funds and AWS Promotional Credit to support research at nonprofits in areas that advance ground-breaking science.

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AWS Disaster Response

The AWS Disaster Response Action Team allows customers to focus on mission-critical functions, while AWS provisions critical data and applications, transports hardware to the base of operations, and implements deployable infrastructure based on customer need.

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Health Equity

AWS has committed $40M to harness the power of the cloud to advance health equity globally. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering AWS Promotional Credit and technical expertise to selected institutions and companies addressing health disparities that impact underserved or underrepresented communities around the world.

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Open Data on AWS

When data is shared on AWS, anyone can analyze it and build services on top of it using a broad range of compute and data analytics products. Sharing data in the cloud lets data users spend more time on data analysis rather than data acquisition.

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Migration Acceleration

The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is a proven three-step cloud migration program based upon AWS’s vast experience migrating customers to the cloud. MAP reduces IT expenses and unburdens staff resources.

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Nonprofit solutions and partners

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Nonprofit Solutions Library

Explore AWS solutions for common nonprofit use cases that tackle the urgent needs and highest priorities of nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Marketplace

Nonprofit Marketplace

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With AWS Marketplace you can quickly launch pre-configured, third-party software with just a few clicks. Simplify procurement, provisioning, and governance of software, services, and data.

Nonprofit Marketplace

Nonprofit Partners

With the help of rigorously vetted AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners, nonprofits can quickly and securely leverage full-service technology and implementation partners to provide end-to-end resources and support your digital transformation.

Events

AWS hosts events, both online and in-person, bringing the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn from AWS experts.
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​Customer success stories

See how nonprofits are using AWS to accomplish their missions.

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Supporting the LGBTQ+ communities of LA with contact center solutions

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's CIO Allen Spiegler, shares how the nonprofit adopted Amazon Connect to scale their contact center services to meet explosive demand—virtually overnight.

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Special Olympics Unified Sports

Reimagining athlete engagement at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

From providing "virtual cheers" to hosting up-to-date event results and more, the app helped remote and in-person attendees navigate and celebrate the athletes during the 2022 games.

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Tessitura Network

How one nonprofit digitally transformed to support art and culture

Tessitura uses Amazon Web Services to segment and analyze data for insights, and to build personalized engagements with donors and communities they serve.


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Alex's Foundation Lemondae Stand Foundation

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation advances pediatric cancer research

In 2017, Alex's Lemonade Stand's Data Lab used AWS to build refine.bio, a collection of normalized bulk gene expression data, to make public datasets interoperable.


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Training

No-Cost Digital Training

More than five hundred on-demand courses and learning plans designed to help you build the skills you need.

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AWS Skill Builder

Self-paced training with a range of learning paths from basic cloud concepts to advanced applications by role or solution.

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Classroom Training

Live classes with instructors who teach you in-demand cloud skills and best practices using a mix of presentations, discussion, and hands-on labs.

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Training Partners

Choose an AWS Training Partner endorsed by AWS to offer, deliver, and/or resell AWS Training including classroom and digital offerings.

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Nonprofit partners

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Businesses across Amazon invest in the nonprofit community. Learn about how these businesses are catering to nonprofits, building programs, and increasing social impact.

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Climate Next: Using data to address tree cover and climate change

The Nature Conservancy uses cloud technology to provide tree shade access in neighborhoods—regardless of income, race, or ethnicity. The story is part of Climate Next, a new AWS documentary series.

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Customer case studies

See how leading organizations across all industries built on AWS to drive innovation at every level of their businesses.

The Nature Conservancy

Climate Next: Using data to address tree cover and climate change

The Nature Conservancy uses cloud technology to provide tree shade access in neighborhoods—regardless of income, race, or ethnicity. The story is part of Climate Next, a new AWS documentary series.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Rock Hall) is a nonprofit organization whose archival collections includes millions of documents, handwritten lyric and song manuscripts, ..

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and open-source software, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) built a single, user-friendly, browser-based solution,..
 

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