If you don’t find the charity you’re looking for in the database, you may still recommend a grant if the organization is a qualified U.S.-based public charity.
GuideStar’s search function allows you to find an organization by keyword, city, state, zip, nonprofit category, revenue range, or employer identification number (EIN).
GuideStar's database includes information on all IRS-registered 501(c)(3) organizations to which donations may be tax-deductible. Currently, there are more than 1 million organizations in the database.
Try searching for location, activity, or revenue, because the IRS (and the charitable organizations themselves) often abbreviates names, making a keyword search more difficult.
There are several reasons an organization may not appear on GuideStar.
Try limiting your search by choosing the largest revenue range. If nothing comes up, choose the next highest range.
The GuideStar database may not include your religious organization because religious entities are not required to file with the IRS for tax-exempt status. Only a fraction of American houses of worship have applied for formal IRS tax-exempt status.
Even if a charity is not in the GuideStar database, you can still recommend a grant if the organization is a qualified U.S.-based public charity.
As a safeguard, before a grant can be given to a particular charity, Schwab Charitable™ helps determine if that charity meets basic qualifications. If you’d like to contribute to a charity that is not yet in our system, simply enter the charity’s information in your grant recommendation and Schwab Charitable will research the charity's eligibility.