GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency

Congratulations goes out to Lighthouse Foundation on achieving Gold Seal of Transparency with GuideStar.



GuideStar is the world’s biggest source of information on nonprofit organizations. The company gathers and provide access to the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate nonprofit information available. Its' mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar is also a 501(c)(3) public charity.


One of the main focus is for GuideStar to lists information on every nonprofit registered with the IRS as tax exempt, as well as data on former nonprofits. GuideStar obtains the information from the nonprofits themselves, the federal government, and partners in the nonprofit sector.


As of December 2017, GuideStar comprised:


1.6 million active nonprofits

1 million historic (defunct or merged) organizations

>280,400 faith-based organizations

>140,000 nonprofits that have updated their information


You now can learn even more about Lighthouse Foundation, including a summary of financial information, mission, goals, and board information by clicking here.

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