You can only host domains related to your non-profit organization on the free hosting service. The discount will be voided and removed if you host any for-profit or unrelated domains.
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) or 501(c)(19) organizations. This discount remains active for the lifetime of the DreamHost account.
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 apply eventually.
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.
- Ensure 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.
This is for verification purposes only; your card will not be charged.
- Submit a support ticket request from the Contact Support page and attach proof of your tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) 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 or current customer, 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. These are often called 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) determination letters.
501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) determination letters are the only documentation that DreamHost accepts. Regardless of the reason, you will be denied free hosting if you are a non-profit organization and do not have a determination letter.