GuideStar Premium & GuideStar Pro

Advanced Search and Analysis Tools for Professionals in the Nonprofit Sector


Advanced tools to research the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations

Every day, foundation staff, nonprofit managers, philanthropy advisors, and others use GuideStar Premium and GuideStar Pro to perform advanced queries and in-depth analysis on more than 2 million organizations.

  • 5 billion pieces of data on more than 1.7 million 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and over 100,000 foundations
  • More than 100,000 organizations have updated their GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles with up-to-date and in-depth programmatic, financial, and operational information
  • Historical data since 1998 to enable trend analysis

Where do we get our data?

We apply data science techniques and expert analysis to billions of pieces of nonprofit data from dozens of sources. Our team of in-house analysts verify updates to the data every day—so you can rest assured the information is current, verified, and reliable.

Search and Sort Using Advanced Query Tools

Quickly search, filter, and compare across millions of organizations. GuideStar makes it faster and easier to explore the nonprofit landscape.


Analyze In-depth Financial and Operational Data

Get an in-depth perspective on a nonprofit through its Mission & Programs, Financials, and Operations.

Download Thousands of Records

Use clean, well-structured, and comprehensive nonprofit data in other applications of your choosing.


Who are our users?


Who uses GuideStar Premium?

Common Occupations:
Nonprofit Managers, Foundation Program Officers and Grants Managers, Researchers, Librarians
You want to:
  • Explore potential grantees or partners
  • Understand the evolution of an organization's funding model and financial health over time
  • Assess the composition and compensation of leadership within an organization
  • Benchmark and compare organizations within peer groups
  • Perform a landscape analysis of nonprofits working in a particular region and/or on particular issues
  • Provide on-site or remote access to library patrons for in-depth nonprofit analysis with GuideStar Premium for Libraries
You may also value:
Many grantmakers include the GuideStar Charity Check add-on with their Premium subscriptions. This enables IRS-certified verification of an organization’s current eligibility to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Who uses GuideStar Pro?

Common Occupations:
Accountants, Attorneys, Consultants, Marketing & Sales Professionals, Researchers
You want to:
    • Quickly segment the nonprofit marketplace using advanced query and filter tools
    • Compare finances and operations of client organizations to their peers
    • Find organizations contracting for similar services
    • Identify appropriate decision makers within the organization
    • Download in-depth data well structured for analysis in other applications

You may also value:
Many accountants and consultants to nonprofits also find Financial SCAN to be helpful when advising clients. It is a fast, easy, comprehensive way to analyze a nonprofit’s finances.


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"The site is very user friendly, always available when needed, and provides quick, easy access to status verification as well as current and historical 990 data.”

—Christine Meek, Director of Programs, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne




  • View more than 2 million Nonprofit Profiles
  • Find organizations searching by EIN, name, and location
  • See basic organizational information including Mission, Programs + Results, and Operations. Download the three most recent Forms 990


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GuideStar Basic & …
  • Additional search filters by expenses and assets
  • Find nonprofit leaders and employees by name
  • Balance sheets and visualizations of year-over-year financials, staff, and funding
  • Pre-calculated historical financial metrics, including months of cash on hand, liquidity, and fringe rate
  • Download all Forms 990 and customized lists of up to 5,000 organizations per month
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$2000 ANNUAL

Premium Search & …
  • Additional search filters by number of employees and more granular income, expense, and asset categories
  • Find nonprofit leaders and employees by salary range
  • See what contractors an organization has engaged over time
  • Download much more in-depth financial data, number of employees, principle officer, and contact information—up to 5,000 organizations a month

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