This just in from my Dell rep, and confirmed by several in the CITRT Twitterverse: VMWare has opened up their academic pricing to non-profits. Jason Powell has the pricing information at his blog. The relevant bits from VMWare:
Definition and Requirements of a Non-Profit Entity for Eligibility to Participate in the VMware Academic Buying Program:
The following U.S. Non-Profits under U.S. Tax Code 501(c) are eligible to participate in the VMware Academic Buying Program.
- Non-Profits are defined under U.S.Tax Code 501(c)(3) as an organization which is organized and operated exclusively for one of the following purposes:
- In the prevention of cruelty to children or animals
- In the testing for public safety
- Fostering national or international amateur sports competition
- Non-Profits under U.S. Tax Code 501(d) Religious or Apostolic Organizations
- Non-Profits under U.S. Tax Code 501(e) Cooperative Health Services provided to Hospitals
- Non-Profits under U.S. Tax Code 501(f) Cooperative Service Organizations of Operating Educational Organizations providing cooperative investment services for Educational Organizations
- Non-Profits under U.S. Tax Code 501(k) Child Care Organizations which supply child care to children with working parents
- Non-Profits under U.S. Tax Code 501(n) Charitable Risk Pools which pools insurance risks of 501(c) (3) Organizations
Not all nonprofits qualify, of course:
U.S. Organizations not eligible to participate in the VMware Academic Buying Program:
- U.S. Tax Code 501(c) 1 Non-Profits as defined as Corporate Organization under Acts of Congress, or as Instrumentalities of the United States.
- U.S. Tax Code 501(c) 2 Non-Profits as defined as Title Holding Corporations for Exempt Organizations, or those who hold title to property owned by Exempt Organizations.
- Organizations filed under 501(c) (4 through 27). This includes:
- Teachers’ Retirement Fund Associations
- Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations
- Fraternal Beneficiary Societies and Associations
- Social and Recreation Clubs
- Business Leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc.
- Labor, Agricultural, and Horticultural Organizations
- Civic Leagues, Social Welfare Organizations, and Local Associations of Employees
- Political organizations
- Labor or fraternal organizations
- Other Organizations not eligible:
- Organizations that are an integral part of local government or have governmental powers
- Hospitals not wholly owned by a University
- Health Management organizations (HM)
- Preferred Provider organization (PPO)
- Non-profits that are not charitable organizations or act as non-profit lobbying groups
- Private Foundations
- Academic facilities that qualify for Academic status.
If you’re not in the US, same sort of deal applies, if your organization is equivalently defined as non-profit under your local tax codes. Contact your VMWare reseller for details.
Thanks for the post. This could come in very handy!