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To participate in the TechSoup Asia program, charities and nonprofit organisations must be non-government entities and meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. Our partners have differing eligibility requirements.

 

Qualifying Organisations

Singapore

Organisations (including all subsidiaries, branches, or divisions) must have Charity Status or Institutions of Public Character (IPCs). Charity Status must be held at the highest level of the organisation requesting licenses as a Charity Organisation. Charity Status is the recognition that an organisation is wholly devoted to charitable activities and is indicated by Commissioner of Charities. Verification of Charity Status may be provided by the following documentation/sources:

  • Either a Unique Entity Number (UEN) or Institutions of a Public Character Number (IPC No) from an online register – Charities Portal www.charities.gov.sg , or
  • A copy of the charity status letter by Commissioner of Charities or the Sector Administrator.

 

Malaysia

Organisations must hold Charity Status conferred by an appropriate Recognizing Authority, and provide a source for Verification of this status. The Verification includes:

  1. Formal registration as a charitable organization under The Registry of Societies (ROS) and
  2. Tax Exemption Status in accordance with Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act (ITA) 1967 and under the Recognized Authority for tax.

Malaysia organizations should email us the following supporting documents for evidencing their non-profit and charity status:

  1. A copy of registration of charities in Malaysia from below authorizing bodies:
    • The Registry of Societies (ROS) – Societies Act 1966* OR
    • The Registry of Companies (ROC) - Section 24(1) of Companies Act 1965, company limited by guarantee and
  2. A copy of Tax Exemption Status from Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia and
  3. An Address proof that has to be a Utility bill or Bank Statement

 

Philippines

  • Philippine non-profit organisations must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and must provide:
    • SEC Certificate/Articles of Incorporation that specify non-stock, non-profit status
    • An official document showing their organization to be “non-stock/nonprofit”; Acceptable documents include any of the following:
      1. Amended articles of incorporation
      2. BIR Certificate as tax-exempted
      3. PCNC accreditation
  • Philippine Public libraries must be officially affiliated to the National Library of the Philippines and must either be:
    • Listed in the official partial list of affiliated public libraries of the National library found at http://web.nlp.gov.ph/nlp/?q=listofpls&title=&tid=All; OR
    • whose affiliation will be confirmed by the Public Libraries division of the National Library of the Philippines   

Organizations should submit a soft copy of their documents to customerservice@techsoup.asia (Include your name, email address and org name)

 

Thailand

Thai organisations must provide proof of charitable status by submitting a scanned copy of the certification letter from one of the following ministries:

  • The Thailand Revenue Department, Ministry of Finance, stating the organization’s charitable status for income tax purposes, OR
  • The Office of the National Commission of Social Welfare, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, stating the organization's charitable status, OR
  • A certificate of registration as a foundation or association issued by one of the following government bodies:

    o    The Ministry of Interior;

    o    The Ministry of Culture; or

    o    The provincial Governor’s office in the seat of the organization’s principal office

Organizations should submit a soft copy of their documents to customerservice@techsoup.asia (Include your name, email address and org name)

 

Indonesia

A nonprofit or non-governmental organization that holds charitable status in Indonesia and operates on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to:

  • Providing relief to the poor
  • Advancing education
  • Improving social welfare
  • Preserving culture
  • Preserving or restoring the environment
  • Promote human rights
  • Establishment of civil society

The organization must be either an incorporated Yayasan or an incorporated Perkumpulan, as established by Decree of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. The organization must provide copies of the following two documents as proof of registration and status:

  • Public notarized Deed of Establishment and Deed of Amendment to the Articles of Association, and
  • Decree of the Minister of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, stating the organization's name, number, tax code, date, and public notary who issues the deed of establishment

 

Vietnam

A not for profit organization in Vietnam must be officially recognized as one of the following not for profit organization types:

  • Social Relief Establishment
  • Charitable Fund (including private foundations)
  • International NGO (INGO)
  • Association
  • Scientific and Technological Organization (STO)

Organizations must provide official government registration documents confirming their not for profit status as one of the above organization types. Such documents include:

  • Establishment license as Charitable Fund
  • Permit to Operate as an INGO
  • Permit for Establishment of an Association
  • STO License (Charitable mission only)

To receive products as donations, organisations must also meet the requirements of the donor partners that offer the products through TechSoup Asia. To determine if your organisation is eligible to receive products from a given partner, please review the relevant partner page.