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<organization_name>GuideStar USA, Inc.</organization_name>
<address_line1>4801 Courthouse St</address_line1>
<affiliation_code_description>Independent - This code is used if the organization is an indepenedent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).</affiliation_code_description>
<deductibility_code_description>Contributions are deductible, as provided by law</deductibility_code_description>
<foundation_code_description>Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public</foundation_code_description>
<subsection_code_description>Private Foundations and Public Charities</subsection_code_description>
<mission>GuideStar USA, Inc.’s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.</mission>
<area_served>Throughout the United States</area_served>
<nteecodedescription>Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General)</nteecodedescription>
<title>President & CEO</title>
<person_type_description>Leader (i.e. President, CEO, Executive Director)</person_type_description>
<programdescription>Through its free website, data services and
software products, GuideStar helps individuals and organizations make better, more confident decisions, ultimately increasing the impact of all exempt organizations. In 2012, 313,904 digitized records of nonprofit organizations were added to the GuideStar database, increasing the total number to more than 3.8 million digitized records.
The vast majority (98%) of GuideStar users take advantage of GuideStar data and tools at no charge, thanks to generous support from foundations and corporations.
Professionals and those with special data needs use GuideStar products in order to increase their effectiveness and efficiency. As GuideStar continues to invest in understanding the needs of its current and
future users, new services are developed to meet changing market demands. In 2012 a new in-depth financial comparative product,
Financial SCAN, was launched. It is a valuable tool for anyone who needs to understand, analyze, or communicate a nonprofit’s financial story. This product was the result of a joint collaboration between
GuideStar and The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), and combines GuideStar nonprofit data with NFF expert analysis.</programdescription>
<programdescription>GuideStar believes that the more people know about the philanthropic sector, the more effectively and efficiently it will operate and the more support it will receive. GuideStar creates value by using advanced information technology to make more information about nonprofits available to the public, donors, foundations, nonprofits, government agencies and service providers. In 2012, GuideStar enabled users of www.guidestar.org to obtain some level of
information on more than 2 million tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS, including 6.9 million 990 images. GuideStar also increased the reach of GuideStar Exchange, a platform for nonprofits to share information, including how a donor can help. In 2012, there were
23,533 nonprofits with the GuideStar Exchange seal, reflecting that they met the GuideStar transparency standards. A total of 77,423 nonprofits had reports posted that were less than 18 months old.</programdescription>
<programdescription>The philanthropic sector relies on public interest in philanthropy and public trust in nonprofit organizations to encourage charitable giving. GuideStar builds public
trust through its on-line distribution of data on the exempt and legal status, financial data, and compensation practices of nonprofits, and through information provided by nonprofit managers.
Philanthropedia, a division of GuideStar, rates verified, financially responsible charities according to how much great work they’re doing. As a result, more than 2,500 experts have provided reviews on 3,500
nonprofits across 28 nonprofit cause areas. The addition of these new data encourages people to give to and volunteer with high impact organizations in their areas of personal passion.
GuideStar supports community foundations in their fundraising efforts through its DonorEdge platform. In 2012 there were 16 community foundation members using this service, raising more than $360,000 in
contributions and an additional $5.9 million in contributions during giving events that use DonorEdge data, for total contributions of $6.3 million.</programdescription>