Non-profit Discount

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Billing/Rewards

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

This discount applies to a single hosting plan per non-profit, hosted within only one account, for US-based 501(c)(3) organizations.

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

New Customers

  1. You will first need to fill out and submit the form here to sign up for service with us.
  2. Make sure you've filled in and submitted a Credit Card Billing Address, as we use 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.
  3. Please fax proof of your tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) to us at 714-671-9098. Be sure to include the email address you used during sign up on the cover letter of your fax.
  4. Once the fax has been successfully transmitted, please submit a support request from the Support -> Contact Support page of the panel so that our non-profit team can get you approved as quickly as possible.
  • Note: if you are unable to fax the information to us you will be able to attach it to a ticket for our team from your account control panel here after you have signed up, or simply post it online and link us to it.

Current Customers

  1. Please 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.
  2. Once the fax has been successfully transmitted, please submit a support request from the Support -> Contact Support page of the panel so that our non-profit team can get you approved as quickly as possible.

Proving Non-Profit Status

Whether you are a new customer or a current customer, in order to prove your non-profit status we need to receive one crucial piece of documentation. This is 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 we will accept. If you are a non-profit organization and do not have a determination letter, regardless of the reason, you will be denied free hosting.

Please note that for individual organizations, this will unfortunately requires a determination fee from the IRS. It is however possible that your organization is covered by some kind of group exemption. If that is the case, we will need 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 has been received we'll configure your account appropriately and you'll be happily hosting your non-profit selves, forever!