Opting Out of GuideStar Charity Check*

Written by Dana Kinsey

Last published at: January 21st, 2021

If you do not want to use GuideStar to verify the non-profit status of a specific grantee or 501(c)3 you can override the Charity Check. This may be necessary for some Universities, Schools or Churches.

  • Go to Grantees
  • Begin typing the name of the grantee you wish to no longer verify using GuideStar in the Search Grantee text box
  • Select the Grantee
  • Choose the Edit from the left side menu
  • Select the No Charity Check Status Check box
  • Pick the Save button when done


The Grantee can now be issued a grant without running a GuideStar Charity Check.

If you create grants to any Grantee that has been opted out of the GuideStar Charity Check, do so with caution because their status as a nonprofit has not been verified.