ISES is now on AmazonSmile!

06. July 2017

You can now support the International Solar Energy Society, ISES, through "Amazon Smile" in Germany and Austria.

By shopping through Amazon Smile, a portion of the sale is donated to an organization of your choice. ISES now belongs to the list of organizations you may choose to send your donation to. The donation comes at no extra cost to you.

Click here to begin supporting ISES through Amazon Smile. You can also sign into your existing Amazon account on and select ISES as your preferred charity.

Where will the donations to ISES go?
The donation / voluntary contribution fund is used to support memberships of students in developing countries as well as outreach activities to advance the use of renewable energy globally.


What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers shop in the same way as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

What are the eligibility requirements for charitable organizations to participate?
Organizations must be registered and in good standing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) to be eligible to participate. Organizations must be public charitable organizations (not private foundations) and may not be supporting organizations, unless identified specifically as a Type I, Type II, or functionally integrated Type III supporting organization. Organizations that engage in, support, encourage, or promote intolerance, hate, terrorism, violence, money laundering, or other illegal activities are not eligible to participate. 

ISES is a registered non-profit (e.V) with headquarters in Germany. This is why ISES is eligible to participate in in Germany and Austria. 

How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from almost one million eligible organizations. In order to browse or shop at AmazonSmile, customers must first select a charitable organization. For eligible purchases at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization.