My non profit is listed incorrectly on Guidestar as a private non-operating foundation. This isn't correct, we are a private operating foundation. We use all funds received to operate our own programs. How can I get this updated/fixed?
Good Morning Tamara,
After receiving our April update yesterday, the IRS still shows your organization listed on the IRS Business Master File as a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation.
Because this information comes from the IRS, we are unable to change or alter the information. You would need to contact the IRS about changing your IRS Subsection to a Private Operating Foundation. You may contact the Nonprofit Division of the IRS for more information at: (877) 829-5500 (toll-free number). The IRS call center is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time. Once the IRS updates the information on the IRS Business Master File, we will receive that update from them.
Please let us know if you need any further assistance.
Community Support Specialist
Welcome to the GuideStar Community.
GuideStar receives all its information on 501c organization's from the IRS on a monthly basis. We are currently receiving our April updates today. I will check the status of your organization tomorrow when the updates are complete and follow up with you once I am able to check your organization's status with the IRS.
Thank you for your patience.
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