Slack for Charities

The Slack for Charities programme offers eligible organisations a free or discounted upgrade of one workspace to a paid subscription. Here are the details:

  • Standard subscription: We offer workspaces with 250 or fewer members a free upgrade and an 85% discount for workspaces above that size.
  • Plus subscription: We offer workspaces of any size an 85% discount.

💡 See our pricing guide to learn about the features of these paid subscriptions. 

Note: The Slack for Charities discount does not apply to workspaces on an Enterprise Grid subscription.


Who qualifies

We welcome applications from organisations that have a valid charitable status with either the IRS (in the United States), a local tax authority/charity commission or a local TechSoup Global partner.

Your organisation must not be any of the following:

  • A legislative or political organisation
  • A church, association of churches or other religious organisation
  • A school, college or related organisation*
  • A government office
  • An organisation that attempts to influence public opinion
  • A hospital, an organisation involved with health insurance or group health plans or a related organisation
  • A private grant-making, independent or operating foundation

*Educational organisations may be eligible for our Slack for Education programme.

Nor may your organisation do any of the following:

  • Discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression
  • Promote a particular religious affiliation, dogma or doctrine as part of its mission or in exchange for its services (being affiliated with a religious organisation is not disqualifying in itself)


How to apply

If your organisation is not using Slack yet, you’ll need to create a workspace first. If you’re already using Slack, a workspace owner can submit an application.

Once you’re ready, fill in the Slack for Charities application form. You’ll be asked to provide these details: your organisation’s legal name, its location, its website address and a brief description of what your organisation does.


The review process

So that we can provide upgrades to eligible workspaces, Slack has partnered with TechSoup, a service that helps review and validate not-for-profit and charity status.

If your application isn’t approved, you’re welcome to apply in future if the charitable status of your organisation changes. In the meantime, you’re welcome to continue using Slack on the Free subscription for as long as you like.

A note about our review process

While everyone can use Slack, not every organisation may meet our eligibility requirements to qualify for this programme. Slack sets these guidelines and determines an organisation’s qualification at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to grant or deny an organisation’s application or participation at any time, for any reason, and to supplement or amend our eligibility guidelines at any time.


Billing changes

If you’ve been approved for the Slack for Charities programme – congratulations! You’ll receive an email confirmation and we’ll apply your free upgrade or discount within three days.

Note: We do not offer refunds for subscription fees paid prior to being approved for the Slack for Charities programme.

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