AWS for Nonprofits and NGOs

Using technology to drive mission impact and innovation

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is dedicated to a world where every person has the opportunity to live a life of dignity on a healthy planet. Tens of thousands of nonprofits and non-governmental organizations worldwide use AWS to increase their impact and advance mission goals.

Whether you are working to improve the performance of donor-facing websites, enhancing data practices through managed databases and analytics, propelling research through machine learning, or improving remote monitoring with the Internet of Things (IoT), AWS is here to help.

There is now an offering for nonprofit organizations from AWS, in collaboration with Salesforce, that helps you unify data and glean more insight to help you make informed decisions and better serve your beneficiaries, communities, and stakeholders. It’s called Data Lake for Nonprofits – powered by AWS. Watch our video to find out how to make your data become more actionable, valuable, and powerful.

Meet your mission with Data Lake for Nonprofits - powered by AWS (3:44)

Grants and mission empowerment

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

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 U.S. who are using technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

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AWS Nonprofit Credit Program

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

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Nonprofit Technical Hub

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Where your nonprofit is just starting its cloud journey or developing strategies to transform mission delivery, AWS can help you navigate opportunities to skill up, dive deep, and leverage the cloud to increase your reach and impact.

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AWS Disaster Response

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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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Open Data on AWS

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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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Experience IMAGINE: Nonprofit again

Discover how nonprofit leaders are driving digital transformation to reach their mission-critical goals in on-demand sessions from our IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference. These engaging stories explore the challenges and opportunities that nonprofits face. See how AWS enables them to gain unique insights and deepen their impact in their communities. 

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Enrich community services

Nonprofits are using AWS to build and enhance mission-critical applications that increases their ability to support individuals, families, and communities. Whether your focus is on program modernization, building healthier communities, or transforming the way your organization delivers services and support, nonprofits are turning to AWS for cost-effective, scalable, and secure IT resources.

Accelerate research

Research institutions around the world are leveraging AWS to quickly analyze massive data pipelines, store petabytes of data, and advance research using transformative technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and quantum. AWS also provides researchers with access to open datasets, funding, and training to accelerate the pace of innovation and support ground-breaking research.

Power your global mission

The world is a complex ecosystem of people, economies, competing interests, and political ambiguity. Innovation requires a technology platform that enables agile development, rapid deployment, and unlimited scale. Globally focused nonprofits leverage AWS to build new solutions, extract value from data, and modernize program delivery to change the world.

Preserve culture and history

Arts and cultural organizations are capitalizing on AWS and developing new methods to support their institutions, preserve history, and inspire communities. Whether you are looking to enhance digital engagement or preserve the past for the future, AWS has supported nonprofits in helping them effectively store and activate artifacts to ensure the arts can continue to educate and inspire for years to come.

Enhance financial services

AWS provides financial services institutions and nonprofits with financial services programs the secure, resilient cloud infrastructure and services required to meet the needs of today and adapt to the needs of tomorrow. Building on AWS empowers organizations to modernize their infrastructure, meet rapidly changing beneficiary and customer behaviors and expectations, and drive growth.

Focus on what matters

Working within tight budgets, nonprofits juggle the day-to-day of IT operations with their essential workloads. With the AWS Cloud, nonprofits can scale and modernize infrastructure so they can focus on what matters most. With the help of AWS Nonprofit Competency Partners, customers can quickly and securely leverage technology to support fundraising, program management, and more.

Nonprofit customer success spotlights around the world

Actions matter. Take a look at the ways nonprofits are using AWS to accomplish their missions.

Build for a Better Today (5:07)

Customers around the world rely on AWS to power their missions. From the classroom to the oceans, travel with us to hear organizations use technology to help make the world a better place.

Wildlife conservation and live streaming (18:36)

Africam uses live streaming cameras in the African safari to create direct connections for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working to curb poaching and those who want to help.

Food security and financial services (21:23)

Explore the technology that links small holder rice farmers with financial services with their innovative ecosystem.

Refugees and workforce (15:00)

Explore how technology is helping to integrate refugees into the German workforce and their culture.

One Amazon

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

Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative Logo

Accelerate sustainability research and innovation by minimizing the cost and time required to acquire and analyze large sustainability datasets.

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Work side-by-side with community partners to find solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges and build long-term, innovative programs that have a lasting, positive impact.

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With the AWS Cloud, nonprofits can scale and automate necessary backend tasks, so they can focus on what matters most.

AWS Healthcare Logo

Unlock, connect, and transform data into actionable insights that improve patient outcomes.

Amazon Fulfillment Logo

Everyday, we donate 50,000 items to help people in need.

Amazon Advertising Logo

Amazon Advertising helps grow organizations and brands of all sizes.


Discounted Business Prime for nonprofits: Save money and achieve your mission.

AWS Machine Learning Logo

Tackling our world’s hardest problems with machine learning.

Amazon Smile Logo

Customer Shop. Amazon Gives.

Amazon Pay Logo

Giving is easy.

AWS re/Start Logo

Helping people launch careers in the cloud.

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Innovative cloud-based solutions to help organizations lower IT costs, manage risk, and improve efficiency.

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