Optimization for the Greater Good

At Gurobi, we believe in giving back. That’s why we offer free, full-featured Gurobi licenses for qualifying non-profit organizations working to support at least one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

If you are selected to participate in this program, you’ll get all the same Gurobi features and performance that our commercial customers enjoy—plus access to our Experts Team. And it’s all at no cost to you or your organization.

Let’s make the world a better place, one optimal decision at a time.

How to Apply

  1. Start by registering for a Gurobi account.
  2. After logging in, submit a request for: “Gurobi Gives Back (Non-Profit).” 
  3. Select “License application” from the resulting drop-down menu.
  4. In the “Description” box, please provide a short narrative (100-200 words) of your organizational mission and optimization project. Our Corporate Social Responsibility team will review and reach out with next steps.


Generally, a non-profit organization will qualify for a free license if it satisfies the following conditions, including that the applying non-profit:

  • Be officially recognized and operating as a non-profit organization in the country in which it is headquartered
  • Not be a school, college (see academic license options below), mutual organization, healthcare organization, or government agency requiring Gurobi for operations (see our commercial license options)
  • Not be a religious organization organized or operating exclusively for the promotion of religion

Please note that our non-profit licenses are intended for organizations working to support UN Sustainability Goals. If you are an Academic user, please look into our free Academic Program and Licenses. If you need a license for an online course, please look into free Online Course Licenses. If you need other assistance, please contact Gurobi Experts directly via the Gurobi Help Center.

Program Spotlight: ESUPS

Distribution of relief items in Kenya. Dickerhof/Welthungerhilfe

ESUPS (Emergency Supply Pre-Positioning Strategy) is a humanitarian logistics and preparedness project hosted by Welthungerhilfe that aims to reduce gaps and overlaps in emergency preparedness, while improving coordination among humanitarian actors so aid can be allocated more efficiently.

In their work to improve the pre-positioning of humanitarian aid, ESUPS uses mathematical optimization to ensure that the appropriate relief items (such as blankets, tents, clothes, hygiene kits, sleeping mats, and kitchen items) are stored in the right places and in the right quantities, before a disaster hits.

Through the Gurobi Gives Back social partner program, ESUPS receives free, full-featured Gurobi licenses and access to the Gurobi Experts team to support its mission.

Read the ESUPS Story

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