Charities

Can I sign up my non-profit for the Associates Program?

Yes, your non-profit organization can join the Associates Program. Other organizations that have joined the Program include charities, churches, schools, alumni associations and many others. Please be aware of all Participation Guidelines, especially those relating to offering incentives.

You may also be interested in learning more about AmazonSmile, an Amazon program that makes it easy for customers to support their favorite charitable organizations every time they shop: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/t61

I saw a school website that said they’re part of the Amazon School Rewards Program. How do I sign up?

We're no longer offering a School Rewards program through the Amazon.com Associates Program. However, your school is welcome to participate directly in the Associates Program and earn advertising fees for qualifying items that are sold through your Associates links. Please be aware of all Participation Guidelines, especially those relating to offering incentives.

How do I create an account for my school or organization?

You can sign up for the Associates Program by going to https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/ and clicking the “Join Now for Free” button to access the application.

There are a few things you might want to consider:

  • Many organizations create a new e-mail address specifically for their Associates Program accounts. This allows you to hand off of the program to different individuals over time.
  • Even if you are registering as a non-profit organization, you still need to enter a Federal Tax ID in Your Associates account. If you earn more than $600.00 in a calendar year, a Form 1099 will be issued to the payee address on your account.
  • Some organizations have an individual accept the income and then make an independent donation in the same amount to the desired beneficiary.
  • Be aware of all Participation Guidelines, especially those relating to offering incentives.

Can I participate in AmazonSmile and the Associates Program?

If your organization is an eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organization, you may register for both programs and earn AmazonSmile donations as well as Amazon Associates referral fees. To learn more about registering for AmazonSmile as a charitable organization, visit org.amazon.com.

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