Nonprofit Profiles Automatically Created for 501(c)3 Organizations

GuideStar automatically creates a Nonprofit Profile for 501(c) organizations registered with the IRS. 

If, however, your organization has only recently received tax-exempt status from the IRS, it is possible that it is not yet in our database. We will be happy to create a profile for you. Please follow the steps below.

Send GuideStar This Document

  • Letter of Determination (LOD) - No alternative documents are acceptable.  (Include all pages and any addendums.)

You may email the requested information to us at
Once we have received all of the information we will be happy to create a listing on GuideStar.  GuideStar imports its new nonprofit profiles at the end of the business day each Thursday.  Your organization should be onsite by the following Monday or sooner. 

Important Note

If your organization is manually listed on GuideStar, it will not be verified against IRS files until your organization appears on the IRS Business Master File and/or Publication 78.

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