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Last Updated: February 24. 2022

Pledge Nonprofit Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt and designated as a “public charity” under IRS Code section 501(c)(3) or qualify as a 501(c)(3) equivalent organization.

Ineligible Institutions / Disqualification Criteria

  • Organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, creed, ancestry, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, genetic information, military service, medical condition (as defined by state or local law), the presence of a mental or physical disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws;
  •  Political or lobbying organizations or political parties both inside and outside the U.S. 
  • Organizations that appear on local or internationally recognized anti-terror, anti-money-laundering, anti-bribery or other “watch lists.” Organizations that knowingly conduct or support violent or terrorist activities or transact business with those who do.

Ineligible organizations also include, but are not limited to:

Ineligible NonprofitsComments
Academic institutions that use Splunk Pledge licenses outside teaching purposes
  • Academic institutions that are part of Splunk’s Workforce Development program and use Splunk Pledge licenses solely for teaching purposes may qualify. 
  • Research institutions that intend to use the Splunk Pledge license for social and environmental impact may qualify.
Healthcare organizations providing patient careIneligible organizations include:

  • Hospitals
  • Academic Medical Centers 
  • Health insurance organizations 
  • Group or individual health practices 
Free clinics may qualify.
Proselytizing religious organizations

To qualify, religious organizations must provide a non-religious / secular community service or program. The service or program must provide needed social services to the community at large on a non-discriminatory basis without any religious teaching, directive or requirements to receive services.

Religious or religiously affiliated organizations that advance their religious views or are required by the doctrine of the organization are ineligible. For our purposes, organizations with a stated mission to teach people about faith or religious figures or would advance their religious views are ineligible.

Splunk reserves the right to refuse a grant or product donation request from any institution which does not meet the eligibility requirements.

In the event that Splunk determines that a donation recipient does not meet eligibility requirements and/or meets disqualification criteria, Splunk reserves the right to revoke or suspend the donation as applicable.