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Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is a premier, independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

GuideStar

Philanthropic Research, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994. PRI's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. PRI does business under the name "GuideStar" and operates the GuideStar Web site to deliver nonprofit information.

GuideStar Reports are Web pages displaying information on single nonprofit organizations. The amount of information available on these mini-Web sites depends on each organization's participation level. The most active nonprofits provide information for their GuideStar Reports, upload documents, and post classified ads and new releases.

*GuideStar Reports can be found by searching the database and selecting one of the organizations on the search results page.

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