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How to Get Your Nonprofit Listed on GuideStar
How to Get Your Nonprofit Listed on GuideStar
How to Get Your Nonprofit Listed on GuideStar
Written by Robin Burdick
Updated over a week ago

GuideStar automatically lists all 501(c) nonprofits registered with the federal IRS. To check if your organization is already listed, enter its nine-digit Employer Identification Number (EIN) into the GuideStar search. Please make sure to include the dash (-).

However, if your organization has only recently received tax-exempt status from the IRS, it may not be listed on GuideStar yet. If that is the case, then we will need verifying documents to manually create the profile*.

*Please Note: Organizations manually listed on GuideStar will not be verified against IRS files until they appear on the IRS Business Master File (BMF) and/or Publication 78.

If you have any questions about getting listed, check out our FAQs!

If your organization was previously listed on GuideStar, and you’ve received notification to submit updated documents to maintain that listing, please click here.

International Organizations (Outside the U.S.)

In order to be included on GuideStar, you will need to be registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and have obtained your 501(c) nonprofit status. Non-U.S. organizations must have a U.S. branch to register with the IRS. For more information, see the “Charities & Non-Profits” section of the IRS Web site,

Once you are able to obtain your status from the IRS, please email a copy of your letter of determination to us at to be included on GuideStar.

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