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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $135,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2013
  • Location Williamsburg, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides continued general purpose support to GuideStar, the premier source of information about nonprofit organizations in the United States. With data on over 1.8 million nonprofits in its database, millions of users of its free public services, and thousands of customers for its paid services, GuideStar has become an invaluable source of information to nonprofits and grantmakers. The grantee’s data services provide greater transparency for the nonprofit sector, encourage charitable giving by building public interest and trust, and enable individuals and institutions involved with charitable activities and organizations to make better decisions. Plans over the next two years include creating and marketing universally accepted nonprofit data standards, optimizing data collection and management techniques and processes, maximizing data sharing with nonprofits, enabling simplified data provision by nonprofits through enhanced delivery tools, distributing nonprofit data and tool packages to partner sites, and creating a flexible development resource for rapid technological innovation.