U.S. Communities

Nonprofit Resources

Savings through Cooperative Purchasing

Nonprofit Resources, Nonprofit Saving

As a nonprofit, saving on expenses for operating supplies and services means more dollars towards programs that support your mission. Additionally, there is a fiduciary responsibility to be prudent when budgeting the donor or membership funds contributed to your organization. Nonprofit discounts for supplies you purchasing can be important in your business operations. U.S. Communities can help you save.

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative — combining the purchasing power of more than 90,000 agencies to provide the best overall government pricing. Contracts are competitively solicited to meet the rigorous public agency purchasing rules and regulations.

Save money — nonprofits qualify as a public agency

Nonprofits are eligible to use U.S. Communities contracts and take advantage of the competitive solicitation process to receive volume discount pricing. Nonprofit discounts can enable you to use additional funds to support your mission.

With no cost to participate and no minimum order requirements (buy as little or as much as you need), nonprofits of any size have the ability to purchase the products, services and solutions they need at volume discount prices that would be nearly impossible to attain individually.

Save Time

Nonprofits usually run with a lean staff, which leaves less time to shop for the best prices or get multiple quotes. By using U.S. Communities suppliers, there is no need to comparison shop. You can buy with confidence knowing you are getting the lowest overall government pricing. You'll be able to leverage our cooperative purchasing standards and supplier commitments to deliver value and savings to your nonprofit.

Types of Nonprofits that use U.S. Communities
  • 501(c)3 organizations
  • Private schools, colleges and universities
  • Religious groups
  • Community and social services establishments
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Trade associations and special interest groups

Review our complete list of suppliers and products. If you are making purchases from these companies or for these items you could be saving with our nonprofit discounts.


How to Get Started

  1. Register with U.S. Communities

  2. Request Contact from the suppliers you would like to purchase from.

    They will contact you to set up an account or connect your existing account to your U.S. Communities registration.

  3. Shop Online or Contact a Supplier to begin purchasing.

Save On

  • Janitorial and Cleaning Supplies
  • Office and Education Furniture
  • Copiers, Printers and Office Machines
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Maintenance, Hardware and Paint Supplies
  • Technology Solutions, Software and Equipment
  • Electrical and Lighting
  • Security
  • Telecommunications
  • Uniforms or Branded Clothing
  • Park, Playground and P.E. Equipment
  • Auto Parts

Recent experience from a
U.S. Communities participant:

"We were on the brink of signing a 5 year contract with the current supplier who installed our elevator 16 years ago. The comparable U.S. Communities contract we signed with KONE resulted in savings of $12,500." ~ Pete McQuillen, Christ Community Chapel