Benefits of Using GuideStar for Grant Applicants

Why you should use GuideStar for Grant Applicants:

  • Ease of applying for applicants
    • GuideStar database fields will automatically populate into Foundant GuideStar for Grant Applicants fields. 
  • To put yourself in a position to utilize future GuideStar for Grant Applicants features and updates in your Foundant GLM system
  • To help enrich the philanthropic community by asking your applicants to keep their GuideStar profiles up-to-date


Why you might not use GuideStar for Grant Applicants Fields:

  • Your applicants may not have GuideStar profiles
  • You may not ask any of the GuideStar for Grant Applicants fields in your application
  • The Guidestar data could be out of date
    • Only Bronze, Silver and Gold level GS user are required to update their profiles
    • Even they are only required to update the data every (2) years
  • The Guidestar field may not allow you to collect the data in the desired field type.
    • For example: You may want to collect the “Geographic Area Served” with a pre-populated drop list. However, if you use the GuideStar for Grant Applicants field “Geographic Area Served” you can only collect the answer in a text area format. 

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