The AWS Nonprofit Credit Program

Providing AWS Promotional Credit to nonprofits around the world

Get started with the AWS Nonprofit Credit Program

The AWS Nonprofit Credit Program provides access to $2,000 USD in AWS Promotional Credit, helping to offset costs for nonprofits associated with implementing cloud-based solutions. This helps nonprofits meet mission goals without upfront investment in physical infrastructure.

What can the AWS Nonprofit Credit Program do for you?

Your organization needs reliability and efficiency to run applications that support your website and operations. AWS infrastructure for websites, fundraising, database management, and more provide rapid access to flexible and low-cost IT resources. Apply for the AWS Nonprofit Credit Program to start your journey with AWS.

Reduce IT costs

Reduce IT costs

AWS gives you the flexibility to scale and save on IT costs by not having to invest in physical infrastructure. Use only the resources you need when you need them.

Increase giving

Increase giving

AWS offers advanced, cost-effective services that let you simply process, analyze, and visualize data so you can make well-informed targeting and fundraising decisions.

Scale globally

Scale globally

AWS lets you widen your global reach and deploy solutions where they are needed. Equip volunteers and staff with the tools, resources, and access they need without long-term licensing agreements.

The AWS Nonprofit Credit Program helps nonprofits build a better world

Whether you're looking for computational muscle, database storage, content delivery, or other functionality, AWS has the services to help you build sophisticated applications with increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability. The AWS Nonprofit Credit Program helps you to get started or enhance your mission using the AWS Cloud.

Computing power

Scalable, cloud-based alternative to virtual servers for additional computing power, including databases, enterprise applications, and migrations.

Storage

Persistent local storage for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), databases, data warehousing, enterprise applications, and more.

Database

Relational databases designed for quick deployment and management to store and manage petabytes worth of data.

Advanced computing

High-powered computing services that enable capabilities far beyond traditional IT.

Help us tell your story

Nonprofits influence positive change, and we want to help you share your story. This short survey, hosted by an external company (Qualtrics), asks about how your organization is using AWS and other technologies to support mission-critical work. 

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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  • AWS general FAQs
    • What is AWS?

      Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing service that offers servers and data centers to organizations worldwide. AWS is a part of Amazon dedicated to delivering web services to developers and businesses who build online applications.

    • What is cloud computing?

      The term "cloud computing" refers to the on-demand delivery of IT resources via the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, owning, and maintaining data centers and servers, organizations can acquire technology like computing power, storage, databases, and other services on an as-needed basis. It’s similar to switching on a light in your home and receiving electricity from a power company.

      With cloud computing, AWS manages and maintains technology infrastructure in a secure environment. Organizations use these resources remotely to develop and run their applications, access servers, or store and retrieve data. Capacity can grow or shrink instantly depending on an organization’s needs.

    • What are the advantages of moving to the AWS Cloud?

      Agility

      AWS lets organizations quickly spin up resources as they need them, deploying hundreds or even thousands of servers in minutes. This means you can very quickly develop and roll out new applications. It also means that your team can experiment and innovate more quickly and more frequently. If an experiment fails, you can always deprovision those servers without risk.

      Cost savings

      AWS allows nonprofits to trade capital expense for variable expense by paying for IT as they consume it. In most cases, these operating costs are less than those your organization would incur otherwise.

      Elasticity

      Organizations sometimes overprovision server capacity to ensure that they have enough power to handle their business operations at peak level of activity. AWS allows you to provision the amount of resources that you actually need. Nonprofits can instantly scale up or down along with the needs of their operations, often at lower costs.

      Speed of innovation

      You can focus high-value IT staff on developing applications instead of the undifferentiated heavy lifting of managing infrastructure and data centers.

      Global deployment  

      AWS maintains data centers in different physical locations around the world. Each group of logical data centers is an Availability Zone. Using AWS, you can leverage 76 Availability Zones across 24 geographic regions worldwide.

    • What are some other benefits of using AWS?

      Support

      AWS support offers a range of plans that provide access to tools and expertise to aid the success and operational health of your AWS solutions. All support plans provide 24/7 access to customer service, AWS documentation, white papers, and support forums. For technical support and more resources to plan, deploy, and improve your AWS environment, you can select a support plan that best aligns with your needs.

      AWS support offers four support plans: basic, developer, business, and enterprise. The basic plan is free of charge and offers support for account and billing questions and service limit increases. The other plans offer an unlimited number of technical support cases with pay-by-the-month pricing and no long-term contracts, providing different levels of support to meet your needs.

      All AWS customers automatically have around-the-clock access to these features of the basic support plan:

      ● Customer service: one-on-one responses to account and billing questions
      ● Support forums
      ● Service health checks
      ● Documentation, white papers, and best practice guides

      Innovation

      Since 2012, AWS has introduced over 100 major new services. We continue to enhance the services based on customer response, usage, and needs. Moreover, AWS released more than 200 machine learning features and capabilities in 2018.

      Longevity

      Operating since 2006, AWS is the fastest-growing enterprise IT vendor in the world.

    • Is the AWS Cloud secure?

      Yes. The AWS Cloud employs the same security measures as a traditional data center. These include physical data center security, separation of the network, and isolation of the server hardware and storage.

      AWS has a shared responsibility model with the customer. AWS manages and controls the components from the host operating system and virtualization layer down to the physical security of the facilities in which the services operate. AWS customers are responsible for building secure applications.

      AWS provides a wide variety of best practice documents, encryption tools, and other guidance that customers can leverage in delivering application-level security measures. In addition, AWS partners offer hundreds of tools and features to help nonprofits meet their security objectives, which range from network security to configuration management, access control, and data encryption.

      One of the advantages of using the cloud is that organizations inherit best practices for policies, architecture, and operational processes built to satisfy the requirements of its most security-sensitive vendors. For example, Thorn is a nonprofit dedicated to defending children from sexual abuse. It leverages AWS to achieve mission-critical goals and trusts AWS with sensitive data.

    • Are AWS features and services reliable?

      Yes. AWS builds its data centers in multiple geographic regions, as well as across multiple Availability Zones within each region to offer maximum resiliency against system disruption. AWS designs its data centers with significant excess bandwidth connections so that if a major disruption occurs there is sufficient capacity to load-balance traffic to the remaining sites and minimize the impact on customers.

      Additionally, AWS provides a Service Health Dashboard to shows the current operational status of each of our services in real time, so our uptime and performance are fully transparent.