In-kind resources are material and human resource contributions with a discernable cash value that are donated to organizations. Donations may be in the form of equipment, food and clothing, furnishings, labor (such as carpentry, plumbing and roofing work), services (such as photography and publicity, medical assistance provided by licensed professionals, or instruction by certified teachers or educational institutions), office machines and supplies, and other property or real estate.
Adobe Software Donation Program
Adobe Systems Inc., in partnership with Tech Soup, has made several software programs available to qualified non-profits. Adobe’s product offerings include individual software (Acrobat Professional, Authorware, InDesign, Photoshop Elements, and Premiere Elements) and Suite Software (Creative Suite 3 Design Premium). Through TechSoup Stock, qualified organizations may order either four separate Adobe products or a single suite product. All product offerings are subject to availability.
Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest) is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. It annually secures and distributes more than 2 billion pounds of food and grocery products donated from many of the largest companies in the industry to a network of more than 200 member food banks and food-rescue organizations serving all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International)
Good360 receives donations from thousands of large and small companies, including half of the Fortune 100 technology, retail and consumer corporations. They distribute these donations to more than 150,000 community charities across the United States and throughout the world. There is no membership fee to join Good360. There may be a small administrative fee related to shipping and handling for the items requested. As members of NCHV, organizations receive a 20% discount on most administrative fees.
Microsoft Software Donation
In addition to cash assistance provided through Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP) grants, Microsoft also donates the latest software technology to eligible nonprofit organizations around the world. Microsoft’s software donations are demand-driven, based on the requests of individual nonprofits to meet their organizational needs.
All software donation requests within the United States are handled by TechSoup. Eligible organizations may make one donation request each year. There is no membership fee to access TechSoup, but a small administrative fee from TechSoup will apply to each order.
Unlike traditional foundations that make cash grants, the Taproot Foundation makes grants of high-quality, professional consulting services, called Service Grants. These Service Grants provide high-potential nonprofit organizations with the tools and services necessary to maximize the impact of their critical work in the community. Each Service Grant is executed by a team of professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help the community.
Service Grants are only available to nonprofits in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Washington, D.C., area.
TechSoup.org offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support. In addition to online information and resources, they offer a product philanthropy service called TechSoup Stock. Here, nonprofits can access donated and discounted technology products, generously provided by corporate and nonprofit technology partners.