NEW: ESRI Nonprofit Organizations Program
This new program provides an annual license for a downoladed copy of Arc/INFO for a $100 annual admin fee, and ArcGIS Server for a $2000 annual admin fee. Grantees will receive an email quote for each year's subscription (admin) fee 3 months before it is due, and you'll need to pay it in order to keep using that license. Licenses obtained from ECP or Techsoup are not affected by this annual subscription requirement, but you may apply for "maintenance" grants in ECP and Techsoup that will allow you continued phone support and product upgrades.
ESRI Nonprofit program also has fixed volume discounts for large quantities. Nonprofit products can be ordered directly from ESRI or online, and will also be available thru ESRI's existing grant programs like the ECP. Your Non-profit status must be verified by sending whatever document your country uses to verify tax exempt status to ESRI when you place your order. (In comparison, ECP grants do not require formal tax exempt status.)
TECHSOUP Gis Grants Program: ESRI has teamed with TechSoup and TechSoup Stock to make ArcView 9.x and extensions available to U.S. nonprofit organizations. For more information and resources go here.
American Public Gardens Assn National Grants Program Grants for public gardens and arboreta.
New: Interactive Grantees Map (how to add your info)
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The Environmental Systems Research Institute provides many resources and avenues for non-profit organizations interested in developing GIS capacity but who lack the funds to pay retail costs. The ESRI Conservation Program (ECP) was ESRI's first non-profit grant program and is it's largest and broadest, reaching well beyond conservation groups to support all types of non-profits. ECP has helped to create and develop spatial analysis, computer mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) capability among thousands of non-profit organizations and individual projects of all sizes and types worldwide. Besides ECP there are other ESRI grant programs of different types and durations (see list at left)