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Eligibility Requirements for Organizations

To qualify as an eligible nonprofit organization:

  1. Organizations must be nonprofit or non-governmental organizations with 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code.
  2. Public libraries may qualify as an eligible nonprofit organization without charitable status only for on-premises software donations and only where such software is made accessible to the general public. Please visit the Microsoft Volume Licensingwebsite for more information about licensing programs for public library operations.

In addition to the criteria above, eligible organizations must also operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to:

  • Providing relief to the poor
  • Advancing education
  • Improving social welfare
  • Preserving culture
  • Preserving or restoring the environment
  • Promoting human rights
  • Establishment of civil society

Organizations are not eligible to participate in the Microsoft corporate citizenship nonprofit giving program if they have a policy or mission of discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training or services, promotion, termination, and/or retirement based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status.

The only exception to this policy is for religious organizations that are exempt from laws that prohibit such discrimination.

Complete Organization Application Form and return to Ability Built Computers for review.

Provide a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) or equivalent FEDERAL tax-exempt determination letter. Minnesota Department of Revenue form does NOT substitute.

Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis. Applicants are then notified of application status and if approved, a time is scheduled for pickup of computer system.

Applications are on a first come, first serve basis and availability of a computer systems is not guaranteed.

An administrative fee will be paid to Ability Built Computers at the time of pick up.

Please note that equipment redeployed by Ability Built Computers is provided on an “as is” basis with no warranties or guarantees from Ability Built Computers or the organizations or individuals who have donated equipment. Ability Built Computers provides the equipment to the recipient without liability or an obligation to provide indemnity of any kind. We will, however, provide exchanges on faulty equipment for up to 90 days, EXCEPT for damage caused by the user.

Recipients of equipment will execute the agreements provided by Ability Built Computers that govern license rights to the software Ability Built Computers installs on the equipment. The recipient agrees to comply with applicable laws and regulations governing ownership and use of the equipment, in particular those laws and regulations governing the proper disposal of the donated equipment.

No refunds will be given. Personal checks are not accepted.

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Ability Built Computers
1911 14th St. NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Phone (507) 535-7119
FAX (507) 281-6270


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