GuideStar Charity Check

Now you can conduct pre-grant due diligence in minutes, using the only product in the world that is 100% compliant with all IRS requirements for determining a nonprofit’s eligibility to receive tax-deductible contributions!

Save time and protect your organization or clients from tax penalties by consulting GuideStar Charity Check before you make a grant or advise donors on major gifts.

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100% compliance goes beyond establishing charitable status. Rest easy knowing the nonprofits you care about meet the IRS standard for tax-deductibility status and qualify toward your annual minimum distribution requirements.

8 reasons why you should choose GuideStar Charity Check 

  • 1

    Avoid penalties, fines, and taxes.

    Rest easy knowing the nonprofits you support are verified and legitimate and that you are 100% compliant with all federal regulations.

  • 2

    Save hours of time on exhaustive due diligence.

    With one click, you can find the crucial information you need.

  • 3

    Verify charitable status, IRS deductibility code, and deductibility limitations.

  • 4

    4 data sources come together in one easy report so you can identify:

    • Supporting organizations and, where available, types of supporting organization using IRS Business Master File data, in compliance with the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
    • Nonprofits whose exemptions were automatically revoked for failure to file annual returns for three consecutive years.
    • Nonprofits whose tax-exempt status has been revoked for reasons other than failure to file. Link directly to the Internal Revenue Bulletins in which the revocations were announced.
    • Nonprofits listed as supporting terrorism by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Department of the Treasury, in compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act.
    • Subordinate organizations at a glance; link directly to the parent organizations' GuideStar Charity Check reports.
  • 5

    Get real-time updates.

    Our database is updated automatically when the IRS or OFAC publishes new information, meaning you are on top of important status changes.

  • 6

    Document your research with a time- and date-stamped report that you can print or save electronically.

  • 7

    Choose up to 20,000 nonprofits to monitor and get real-time e-mail alerts.

    Alerts include charitable or deductibility status changes, inclusion in the Automatic Revocation of Exemption list, IRS Business Master File (BMF) exclusion, Publication 78 exclusion, change in subsection code, change in foundation status, Internal Revenue Bulletin revocation, and OFAC inclusion.

  • 8

    Get unlimited phone support when you need help.

Save time and protect your organization or clients from tax penalties by consulting GuideStar Charity Check before you make a grant or advise donors on major gifts.

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Organizations that use GuideStar Charity Check include:

carnegie neuberger

Perfect for institutional funders and institutional funding technology providers

Interested in the most comprehensive due-diligence and verification tool available?

With just one search on a potential grantee, GuideStar Charity Check offers all of the information you need to be compliant with IRS requirements for qualifying grant and payout recipients—IRS Publication 78 data, IRS Business Master File data, Internal Revenue Bulletin data, and OFAC status—all in a single date- and time-stamped report. GuideStar Charity Check remains the ONLY pre-grant due-diligence product that is 100% compliant with all IRS requirements.

Managing multiple grantees?

You can get automatic e-mail alerts for the organizations you need to keep track of, including alerts on automatic revocation of exemption, IRS BMF exclusion, change in subsection code, Publication 78 exclusion, and OFAC inclusion.

Plus, you can easily see reinstated organizations that were previously revoked for failure to file, identify parent/subordinate organizations at a glance, and quickly access Forms 990, audited financials, and other documents.

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Perfect for professional service providers

Do you have the information your clients need to make confident giving decisions?

Save time and protect clients from tax penalties by consulting GuideStar Charity Check before you advise donors on major gifts.

GuideStar Charity Check continues to be the only pre-grant due-diligence product that is 100% compliant with all IRS requirements for verifying a nonprofit's eligibility to accept tax-deductible contributions.

In a single report, GuideStar Charity Check delivers all of the trusted information your clients need to make confident giving decisions.

  • Get automatic e-mail alerts for the organizations you need to keep track of, including alerts on automatic revocation of exemption, IRS BMF exclusion, change in subsection code, Publication 78 exclusion, and OFAC inclusion.
  • Identify subordinate organizations at a glance and link directly to the parent organizations' GuideStar Charity Check reports.
  • Identify nonprofits whose exemptions were automatically revoked under the Pension Protection Act for failure to file annual returns for three consecutive years.

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