GuideStar for academics

Are you a student, professor, class instructor, or individual conducting academic research on nonprofits? GuideStar is proud to offer free and discounted solutions to promote learning about and academic research into the nonprofit sector.


GuideStar Library Services

Academic and public libraries can offer their patrons and researchers on-site and remote access to GuideStar’s nonprofit database. GuideStar’s Library Services provides patrons the ability to gain deep insights into the entire landscape of nonprofits in the United States.

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Data sets for researchers

In partnership with DataLake, GuideStar is proud to offer nonprofit data sets exclusively for academic users. Faculty, students, and researchers can now access this in-depth data for an extremely discounted price.

  • Research Fundamentals

    Key nonprofit data with 53 data fields for 400,000 public charities. Files are available for Fiscal Year 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

  • Research Fundamentals Plus

    Advanced nonprofit data with 350 data fields for 250,000 public charities. Files are available for Fiscal Year 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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GuideStar for Education

Instructors, individuals, and academic institutions doing research on nonprofit organizations can apply for limited pro bono access to GuideStar Pro for themselves and their students, allowing users to search, compare, and analyze millions of nonprofit organizations.

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