Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Nonprofit Credits

Copper Contributor

Hello, I'm Tom from IT4Causes and we love Microsoft's support for nonprofits!


A few years back, when Azure Virtual Desktop was just coming on line, we understood that we could not pay for AVDs using the $3500/yr Azure credit for nonprofits. Has that changed? Is anybody out there using their Azure credits for VDIs, and if so, how is working for you?



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Hi Tom,

Yes you can still use the credits for Azure Virtual Desktop :)  What you can't use the credit for is buying Microsoft 365 licenses.  Azure Virtual Desktop pricing | Microsoft Azure


You are eligible to access Windows 10 and Windows 7 with Azure Virtual Desktop if you have one of the following per user licences*:

  • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
  • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student Use Benefits
  • Microsoft 365 F3
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium**
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
  • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
  • Windows 10 VDA per user


We now have the quick start to get up and running quickly.  Deploy Azure Virtual Desktop getting started feature - Azure | Microsoft Docs 

I am interested in how we would use AVD in our nonprofit. How is the deployment going?