Non-profit Discount

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Overview

DreamHost offers a FREE hosting plan to non-profit, charitable organizations registered in the United States.

This discount applies to a single shared hosting plan per non-profit, hosted within only one account, for US-based 501(c)(3) organizations. Other types of hosting plans such as VPS, Dedicated, and DreamPress are not covered under this non-profit offer.

Domain registrations (other than any included with the plan) are not eligible for any discounts.

How to apply

Submitting a form if you're a new customer

  1. Add your domain as Fully Hosted on the (Panel > 'Domains' > 'Manage Domains') page.
  2. Fill out and submit the form here to sign up for service with DreamHost.
  3. Make sure you've filled in and submitted a Credit Card Billing Address, as DreamHost uses that information to verify your identity. If you have any problems adding a billing address, please visit your DreamHost panel and submit your info there.
  4. Fax proof of your tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) to DreamHost at 714-671-9098. Be sure to include the email address you used during sign up on the cover letter of your fax.
  5. Once you successfully transmit the fax, submit a support request from the (Panel > ‘Support’ > ‘Contact Support’) page so that the DreamHost non-profit team can get you approved as soon as possible.

Submitting a form if you're a current customer

  1. Add your domain as Fully Hosted on the (Panel > 'Domains' > 'Manage Domains') page.
  2. Fax your proof of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) to 714-671-9098. Be sure to include your DreamHost account number on the cover letter of your fax.
  3. Once you successfully transmit the fax, submit a support request from the (Panel > ‘Support’ > ‘Contact Support’) page of the panel so that the DreamHost non-profit team can get you approved as quickly as possible.

Having trouble faxing us?

If you are unable to fax the information to DreamHost, you can attach it to a support ticket from your account control panel. Or, you can simply post it online via a file/image hosting service and link DreamHost to the document/image in your support request.

Proving Non-Profit Status

Whether you are a new customer or a current customer, in order to prove your non-profit status DreamHost must receive one crucial piece of documentation: an official United States IRS letter indicating tax exempt non-profit status under the appropriate sections of the tax code. This is often called a 501(c)(3) determination letter.

A 501(c)(3) determination letter is the only documentation that DreamHost accepts. If you are a non-profit organization and do not have a determination letter, regardless of the reason, you will be denied free hosting.

Note2 icon.png Note: For individual organizations, this will unfortunately require a determination fee from the IRS. However, it is possible that your organization is covered by some kind of group exemption. If that is the case, DreamHost requires a copy of your parent organization's 501(c)(3) determination letter and proof from them that you are a subordinate in good standing.


Once the above information is received, DreamHost will configure your account appropriately and you'll be happily hosting your non-profit selves, forever!