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.