About GuideStar


Many people think that we are a charity evaluator or a watchdog. We aren’t. Instead, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information you want in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue.

How We Support Our Activities

One-third of our operating revenue comes from our Membership Programs, program-related grants, and contributions. The other two-thirds is made up of subscriptions and licensing fees for our services, which allow users to benchmark multiple organizationsverify charitable statusaccess compensation information, and interpret nonprofit financial data all on GuideStar.

We hope you’ll connect with nonprofits through our site and support their good work. If you like what you find on GuideStar, we’d also appreciate your support for our work.

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