A GuideStar Nonprofit Profile is a web page displaying information on a single nonprofit organization. The data GuideStar has on nonprofits comes from the IRS Business Master File, IRS Forms 990/990EZ/990PF and from the nonprofits themselves. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are created using basic IRS information.What is GuideStar by Candid?
All that Guidestar (now Candid) measures is the financial transparency of a charity. It does not measure the quality of the charity's services. In other words, Al Queda or Isis might receive a platinum rating were either to have been an American nonprofit, regardless that they are both terrorist organizations.What does GuideStar do?
GuideStar also serves to verify that a recipient organization is established and that donated funds go where the donor intended for individuals looking to give in the wake of disasters.What does GuideStar mean?
What is Guidestar? GuideStar is a public charity that collects, organizes, and presents information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. It provides as much information as it can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more.