Nonprofit cloud outcomes
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.
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 connections and fundraising outcomes through digital approaches for stewardship and donor relationship management through personalized communications, marketing automation, and chatbots.
Delight members with compelling, easy-to-use digital capabilities and personalize outreach through data-driven marketing and communication.
Enhance and secure your IT infrastructure for scalability, cost efficiency, business process continuity, and performance in the cloud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Powering purpose in the cloud
A guide for cloud adoption in the nonprofit sector
Explore the newly released report to learn how nonprofit organizations are deploying cloud technology for mission advancement. The report summarizes common cloud adoption mindsets, technology trends, and case studies across the nonprofit sector to empower nonprofit leaders with practical guidance.
IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference
Get ready for IMAGINE: Nonprofit in March 2024
IMAGINE: Nonprofit 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.
Sign up to get the latest updates about IMAGINE: Nonprofit and be among the first to receive an invitation when registration opens.
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
Nonprofit solutions and partners
AWS Solutions Library for nonprofits
Explore AWS solutions for common nonprofit use cases that tackle the urgent needs and highest priorities of nonprofit organizations.
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.
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.
Nonprofit Technical Hub
Discover step-by-step tutorials to launch your first application, find answers to frequently asked questions, hone your cloud skills, and more. Start innovating with AWS today.
Customer success stories
See how nonprofits are using AWS to accomplish their missions.
PBS leverages AWS to build streaming platform, increasing education for all
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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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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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.
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.
Businesses across Amazon invest in the nonprofit community. Learn about how these businesses are catering to nonprofits, building programs, and increasing social impact.