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Millions of Potential Donors and Funders Could Be Looking at Your Profile 

Do you know what they're seeing? Make sure to claim your profile so you can:

  • Update your organization's information and;
  • Have that information reach tens of millions of donors & funders through more than 200 GuideStar partners
  • Get donations directly through your profile
  • Save time on your grant applications 
  • Get real-time updates about your organization's IRS status
  • And much more
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Questions? Visit the GuideStar Help Center 

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  • All major U.S.-based donor-advised funds, such as Fidelity Charitable


  • More than 35,000 staff from private foundations, such as the California Endowment
  • More than 16 leading community foundations

How to Update Your Profile


Step 1

Claim Your Profile

Request access to your organization's profile

Step 2

Get Approved

We verify you are part of your organization and approve your access


Step 3

Update Away

Begin telling your story right away

  • GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Summary section

    One of the greatest challenges nonprofits face today is standing out from the pack. How can you make your great work stand out from the activities of the thousands of organizations out there?

  • GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Financials section

    Historically, nonprofit leaders have struggled to compare and benchmark their organizations with others. This has led donors to use simplistic metrics—such as overhead ratios—to judge nonprofits’ performance.

  • Programs and Results section

    Your GuideStar Nonprofit Profile presents your organization’s information to GuideStar’s 7 million annual visitors. And our new profile design puts the information that matters most to donors and funders right up front.

  • GuideStar nonprofit profiles on handheld devices

    Update your organization’s GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to share your real story with the world today!

Get Rewarded for Your Transparency

GuideStar Bronze Seal of Transparency

Bronze Seal of Transparency

So you can be found

~15 minute update

  • Organization address, contact name, and e-mail
  • Mission statement
  • Name of organization leader and board chair
  • Program names, descriptions, and population served
  • Geographic area served by program
  • Download a PDF of all requirements

GuideStar Silver Seal of Transparency

Silver Seal of Transparency

So you can grow trust

~15 minute update

  • Audited financial report OR basic financial information
  • Bronze level requirements

GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Gold Seal of Transparency

So you can tell others about your work

~30 minute update

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Platinum Seal of Transparency

So you can show the difference you're making

~30 minute update

By claiming and updating your organization’s GuideStar Nonprofit Profile you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.

Questions? Visit the Help Center

What People Are Saying

GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles help the sector take a leap forward from data and information about charities to powerful knowledge and insight to help us make informed decisions.



Victoria Vrana

Senior Program Officer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

My experience being a board member at Village Enterprise, where we have a Platinum Seal on GuideStar, is that it’s made fundraising easier. The Platinum Seal helps us stand out since there are so many nonprofits for donors to choose from.



Jamie Austin

Board Member

Village Enterprise Fund

Our GuideStar profile probably saves us 40 hours a week. We’re constantly asked for our financials, details about our mission, and reviews. Sending people to our Nonprofit Profile frees us up to focus on our mission.



Janet Wenholz

Grant Writer

Operation Freedom Paws

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