The Esri Nonprofit Organization Program provides grants of Esri software to nonprofit organizations, such as nongovernmental organizations (NGO) whose focus is on environmental and humanitarian initiatives. This program enables a worldwide community of conservationists and social activists to use GIS technology to fulfill their objectives by providing Esri software and related resources to qualified organizations and to developers who assist them.

Through the program, qualified participants receive single-seat licenses of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Desktop extensions, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Server extensions, as well as community and self-help support via the Esri Resource Centers and Esri Support services.  Annual administrative fees apply.  Some applicants may qualify for various tiers of the Esri Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) program to support the entire organization. 

This online map makes the Trail accessible to people. Before venturing out, they can use the online map and effectively plan their activities, thus enhancing their experience of the Trail. It's an efficient way of sharing information about the Trail and events happening in or around it. This map helps Canadians from coast to coast work together to make the dream of a national trail a reality.

Deborah Apps, President and CEO, Trans Canada Trail

Giving You the Tools to Change the World

Your passion is limitless, but your resources may not be. Equip your nonprofit with cutting-edge tools and training without busting your budget. From community services and conservation to aid and development, we're here to help you take your mission to the next level.

Put Your Organization on the Map
Put Your Organization on the Map

Show the world you're making a difference through compelling maps and apps that highlight your work and build public support.

Broadcast Your Mission
Broadcast Your Mission

Reach new donors and discover like-minded communities to empower your mission.

Set Plans. Execute Strategies. Change the World.
Set Plans. Execute Strategies. Change the World.

Use the power of maps and geotargeting to devote resources to the places where they can do the most good.

Inspire Trust and Boost Credibility
Inspire Trust and Boost Credibility

Build confidence in your mission through maps and reports that promote transparency to donors and granting agencies.

Applying to the Program

The program is open to non-profit organizations in Canada that meet the following criteria:

1. Organization eligibility

Organizations must be a non-profit or a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency. Commercial, governmental or organizations with a primary focus on economic development, as well as primary, secondary or higher education institutions are not eligible.

2. Mission eligibility

In addition to the criteria above, eligible service organizations must also operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a specific conservation, humanitarian or community service mission.

Any organization that does not meet the criteria outlined above for eligible non-profit missions is ineligible for Esri non-profit programs. Ineligible organizations include, without limitation:

  • Governmental organizations or agencies
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Healthcare organizations, including, but not limited to, hospitals, healthcare networks, health plans, ambulatory/outpatient healthcare organizations, nursing homes, retirement centers, assisted living, and home healthcare
  • Professional, commerce and trade associations
  • Professional and semi-professional sports organizations
  • Political, labour and fraternal organizations

In its sole business discretion, Esri Canada reserves the right to determine the eligibility of an organization’s candidacy for the program. As a result of that eligibility determination, Esri Canada may either grant or deny an organization's application or participation for any reason. Program eligibility is not subject to external review. Esri Canada further reserves the right to supplement or amend the program’s eligibility guidelines at any time without notice.

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