DreamHost offers a FREE shared hosting plan (including email hosting) to non-profit, charitable organizations registered in the United States. This discount applies to a single shared hosting plan per non-profit, hosted within only one account, for US-based 501(c)(3) organizations. This discount remains active for the lifetime of the DreamHost account.
The Remixer All Access plan is also covered since it includes Shared hosting.
DreamHost also offers US-based 501(c)(3) organizations a discount on DreamPress, managed WordPress hosting. The discount offers 35% off on DreamPress plans and is good for the life of the plan. You can find more details about the DreamPress non-profit discount here.
A single qualifying domain registration is included free for the first year only. Additional domain registrations are not eligible for any discounts.
Is a credit card required to sign up for this offer?
No. Follow the instructions below to sign up. You are not asked for a credit card, but you must prove your eligibility for the free hosting to eventually apply.
How to apply
Due to the varying needs of non-profit organizations, DreamHost recommends that you assign your non-profit's chairperson as the actual primary point of contact/signup for the account at all times. Admin and technical staff should only be assigned account privileges as needed for the account.
Submitting a form if you're a new customer
- Fill out and submit the form here to sign up for service with DreamHost.
- Add your domain as Fully Hosted on the Manage Domains page.
- Make sure you've filled in and submitted a credit card billing address, as DreamHost uses 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.
- Submit a support ticket request from the Contact Support page and attach proof of your tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) so that the DreamHost non-profit team can get you approved as soon as possible.
Submitting a form if you're a current customer
Proving non-profit status
Whether you are a new customer or a current customer, in order to prove your non-profit status DreamHost must receive one crucial piece of documentation: 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 DreamHost accepts. If you are a non-profit organization and do not have a determination letter, regardless of the reason, you will be denied free hosting.