Eligibility Guidelines

Please refer to the information below to know about our eligibility guidelines for our Nonprofit Programme.

Organisations that DO NOT qualify for Canva’s Nonprofit Programme

  • Organisations that do not have a 501(c)3 designation, but rather a 501(c)4, 501(c)6 or other nonprofit status, do not qualify.
  • K-12 schools, colleges and universities. Acceptable exceptions include independent charter schools. Please see our Canva for Education offer.
  • Commerce and trade associations without charitable aims or activities benefiting non-members
  • Political and labor organisations
  • Individuals

Organisations that DO qualify for Canva’s Nonprofit Programme

  1. Registered nonprofits
  2. Social impact organisations with a mission consistent with a public or community benefit
  3. Public health organisations, and government entities assisting with public health

Required documentation

Note: Documentation required varies based on your organisation type.

1. Registered nonprofit organisations (on a per country basis)

  • Public health organisations, and government entities assisting with public health (at the discretion of Canva)
  • Organisations under group exemption (ie. Churches) must still obtain recognition of 501(c)(3) tax exemption from the IRS.
  • Canadian Charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Canadian Federal Non-profits registered with Industry Canada
  • Canadian Federal Non-profits registered with Industry Canada
  • Association/Foundation Registration Certificate from Ministry of Justice (IGJ Reg)
  • Civil/simple Certification of Registration from Administracion Federal De Ingreos Publicos, Human Rights Cert – CN number
  • Charities registered with the Australian Charities and Nonprofits Commission (ACNC)
  • Income tax exempt not-for-profit organisations as defined by the ATO.
  • Koerperschaften des oeffentlichen Rechts, Verein, Stiftung öffentliches Recht, Stifung kirchliches Recht, treuhänderische Stiftung, gGmbH, gAG, gUG, gemeinnützige genossenschaften (gGen), or Koerperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (KdÖR).
  • Registered with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  • Registered with the Ministry of Social Welfare as a Social Development Organisation
  • Certificate of Registration; Cabinet of Belgium – Dutch: Vereniging Zonder Winstoogmerk (VZW), Certificate of Registration; Moniteur Belge – ASBL Association sans but lucratif, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Tax Exempt Registration from Registrar General, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • NPO Registration Certificate from Director General del Registro de Asocaciones y or Certificate of Foundation Registration from Fundaciones Sins Fines de Lucro
  • Minister of Justice, NPO/Association Registration Certificate, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Registered societies/non-profit organisations (NPOs), companies pursuing activities described in Section 31 of the Companies Act, 2007, as amended, or trusts operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
  • Registration Certificate for Associations, Foundations, PBO from Ministry of Justice/Interior
  • Non-profit legal entities in public benefit (юридически лица с нестопанска цел за общественополезна дейност) registered in the Central Registry of Public Benefit Organisations maintained by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Certificate of Registration as NPO/NGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of Registration as NPO/NGO from Council of Ministries, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from Chambers of Commerce
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior
  • Certificate of Registration as NPO/NGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certification of Registration as Foundation, Endowment from Foundation Register, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Associations (foreninger), foundations (stiftelser), institutions (institutioner), or religious communities (religiøse samfund) approved by the Ministry of Taxation
  • Certificate of Social” Charitable Registration number from IRS
  • Certificate of Registration as NGO, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of Registration from Country Courts, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Non-profit associations (rekisteröity yhdistys), foundations (säätiöt), or religious communities (uskonnollinen yhdyskunta) registered with the National Board of Patents and Registrations.
  • Nonprofit or nongovernmental organisations established pursuant to association loi 1901 or fondation loi 1987 and registered in the “Journal Officiel des Associations” or any other French legal publication.
  • Associations, Foundations, or other non-profit legal entities that possess public benefit (Gemeinnützigkeit), charitable (Mildtaetigkeit), or Religious (Kirchliche) status and/or are operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
  • Certificate of NGO Registration from Registrar General’s Department, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of Registration as NPO/NGO from Ministry of Finance, Official Government Journal, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of NPO/NGO Registration from local Government
  • Certificate of NPO/NGO Registration from local Government
  • Registration Certificate for Associations, Foundations, PBO from Ministry of Justice/Interior
  • Nonprofit, non-governmental organisations or trusts established by deed or otherwise and approved as charitable by the Inland Revenue Department under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
  • NPO Certificate of Registration from Competent Registration Court, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Registration Certificate of Trust or Society
  • Foundations (Yayasan) or associations (Perkumpulan) approved as legal entities by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights
  • CHY number from Revenue, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • ‘AMUTA’ number from State of Israel Registrar, Certificate of NPO Registration
  • Certificate of registration as an ONLUS, ODV or APS, statute and deed of incorporation. Where necessary and applicable, a copy of the registration in the single national register of the Third sector (Runts)
  • Certificate of NGO Registration “TRN” Number from Ministry of Finance
  • Specified Nonprofit Activity Corporations (NPOs) certified by the prefectural government or Cabinet Office
  • Social Welfare Corporations registered with the prefectural government and/or the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Public Interest Associations and Foundations authorised by the Public Interest Commission; orGeneral Incorporated Associations (nonprofit type) operating on a non-profit basis for the public benefit.
  • Certificate of NGO Registration from Ministry of Social Development, Articles and Memorandum of Association (translated)
  • NPO Registration Certificate from Minister of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • NGO Registration Certificate from Kenya Government, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Registered Certification as Association, Foundation, NPO with local Government
  • Registration Certificate of Foundation from State Register
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from local Government
  • Registered nonprofit associations (associations sans but lucratif – ASBL) or foundations (fondations).
  • Articles of Association, Registered with Registry of Societies (ROS), Tax Exempt Registered under Income Tax Law
  • Registered as Tax Exempt by Ministry of Finance
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice or Taxpayers Registry, Registration as Civil Society/Association from Public Administration or Federal Registry
  • NPO/NGO Registration Certificate from Ministry of Justice, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Articles and Memorandum of Association (Translated to English)
  • NGO Registration Certificate from Local Companies Registration Office
  • Nonprofit or non-governmental organisations with Public Benefit Organisation (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling – ANBI)
  • Institution Promoting Social Welfare (Sociaal Beland Behartigende Instelling – SBBI) tax exempt status
  • Foundations (stichtingen) or associations (verenigingen) pursuing public benefit activities; or churches or other religious organisations (kerkgenootschappen en hun zelfstandige onderdelen).
  • Nonprofit or non-governmental organisations listed on the Charities Commission Register.
  • Certificate of NPO, Social Benefit Org, Civil Society Org from Junta de Asistencia Privada, Juntas de Beneficencia Privada or Indesol
  • Certificate of NGO Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Registered as Tax Exempt, XO/XN/XR Number from HMRC
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from Local Government
  • Tax exemption Act, Approved by the Office of Commissioner of Inland Revenue
  • Certificate of Interiors registration from Palestine National Authority Ministry
  • Certificate of NPO Registration, Civil Association from Ministry of Justice, Federal Registry
  • Certificate of NPO Registration, Civil from Ministry of Justice/Interior
  • Certificate of NPO Registration from Ministry of Justice/Interior, Tax exempt
  • Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and able to specify non-stock, non-profit status through governing documents, a certificate of tax exemption issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and/or accreditation by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC).
  • Public Benefit Organisations (Organizacja Pożytku Publicznego), foundations, or associations registered in the National Court Register (Krajowy Rejestr Sądowy – KRS) maintained by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Registration card of “Pessoa Colectiva”, Registration Certification from Ministry of Finance
  • Tax Exempt Registration from Department of the Treasury, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Organisations must be registered as associations, foundations, federations, or religious associations, and operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
  • Certificate of NGO Registration from Ministry of Taxes, Law on legal entities registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association (translated)
  • Certificate of Registration from National Security Service or as NGO from Rwanda Directorate, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Tax Exempt Registration from Department of the Treasury, NPO Certificate of Registration, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of Charity Registration “SCXXXXX” number from Office of Scottish Charity regulator, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Non-profit or non-governmental organisations registered with the Commissioner of Charities and/or holding Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.
  • Certificate of NGO Registration from Department of Social Development, Articles and Memorandum of Association, Certificate of Incorporation of a Company not having a share capital
  • Associations, foundations, or cooperatives with tax-deductibility registered with the Ministry of Interior or the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Sports.
  • Associations, foundations, or cooperatives with tax-deductibility registered with the Ministry of Interior or the Ministry of Culture, Education, and Sports.
  • Associations, foundations, or religious communities eligible for income tax exemption under Chapter 7 of the Income Tax Act and/or operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
  • Certificate of NPO Registration, “Gemeinnuetzigkeit”, “Stiftung”, CH number
  • Non-profit or non-governmental organisations possessing a Notarized Certificate of Legal Entity and licensed by a department of the Central Government; or local organisations licensed by the relevant regional city or county government.
  • Registered with the Office of the National Cultural Affairs Commission in Thailand, under the Ministry of Culture, Articles of Association
  • Certificate of NPO or Public Benefit Organisation Registration from Council of Ministries, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • NGO Registration Statue 1989, NGO Registration from Commisioner, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Certificate of NGO Registration from Local Government
  • Charity Registration Number from Charity Commission, CIC Registration Number from CIC Regulator, Articles and Memorandum of Association
  • Registration Certificate of Civil Associations, Registered as Tax Exempt from Local Government
  • Registration Certificate of Civil Associations, Registered as Tax Exempt from local Government
  • Registered Associations, Foundations Legal Status (Decree 45 (2010) for associations, and Decree 148 (2007) for social and charitable funds), or notification (Decree 151 (2007)on cooperatives
  • Certificate of NGO Registration from Local Government, Articles and Memorandum of Association

2. Social impact organisations with a mission consistent with a public or community benefit

  • Governing documentation that states your mission and how all your activities are focused on achieving this mission.
  • "Mission consistent with a public or community benefit" means a social, environmental, cultural or economic mission that aims to tackle social problems by improving communities, people’s life chances or the environment.
IF YOUR ORGANISATION DOES NOT MAKE A PROFIT
  • The governing documents of your organisation must clearly spell out your mission and show that all your activities are focused on achieving this mission (rather than creating a profit).
IF YOUR ORGANISATION DOES MAKE A PROFIT
  • The governing documents of your organisation must clearly spell out your mission and show that all your activities are focused on achieving this mission (rather than solely creating a profit).
  • Your organisation also needs to show proof in financial documentation that it reinvests the majority of any profit it makes into achieving it's public or community mission.

3. Public health organisations, and government entities assisting with public health

  • You need to show evidence of your public health status - determination of which is at the discretion of Canva.