If you care about nonprofits and the work they do — or are making important donation decisions — GuideStar will help you compare nonprofits in an unbiased, transparent way.
GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization, and provides valuable information about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and much more.
GuideStar is a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information you want in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue.
The nonprofit sector is incredibly powerful.
According to the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, more than 70 million people work and volunteer in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit employees make up the third-largest workforce among U.S. industries, behind only retail and manufacturing, and nonprofits create total revenue of more than 1.9 trillion annually, exceeding the total GDP of Canada, Australia, Russia, or India.
But nonprofits are so much more than these statistics.
Collectively, nonprofits make the world a better place. No matter what their focus, nonprofits touch almost everyone's life nearly every day.
GuideStar knows that the best possible decisions are made when donors, funders, researchers, educators, professional service providers, governing agencies, and the media use well-researched, fact-based information. Those decisions affect the world today, and will continue to affect it for generations to come.
Simply put, GuideStar is the search engine for nonprofit information.
Works In Progress Louisiana encourages donors to use GuideStar's comprehensive nonprofit database to make the best charitable decisions possible.