GuideStar is pleased to be able to dedicate a portion of our philanthropic support to subsidize free access to our Premium search tools for students and researchers. Instructors, individuals, and academic institutions doing research on nonprofit organizations can apply for pro bono access to GuideStar Premium for themselves and their students.
GuideStar Premium allows users at nonprofit institutions to search, compare, and analyze millions of nonprofit organizations, filtering by size, revenue, location, etc. Interested instructors and researchers can fill out an online application to share how they plan to use GuideStar’s information and services.
After reviewing your application, GuideStar will contact you to discuss next steps.
Class instructors, their students, and individuals doing academic research at nonprofit colleges or universities may apply for access. Discounts and/or complementary access are awarded based on the availability of pro bono funds from GuideStar, the budgetary constraints of the institution requesting access, and the specific requested use case.
If your university or academic institution has a subscription to GuideStar Library Services, you may already have access to GuideStar. Please complete the form below and we will let you know if your university already has access.
Before applying, you must sign in or create a free account on GuideStar.
Once you are registered, start the application process by selecting your role below and telling us about your project and plan. After reviewing your application, someone from the GuideStar will contact you to discuss access, costs, and potential discounts for justified use cases.
Complimentary seats for GuideStar Premium will be awarded at GuideStar’s sole discretion but will be based on availability, need, project plan, and alignment with GuideStar’s mission.
Please note: Applications are reviewed every Monday and applicants should expect a response within two business days.