HOW TO APPLY
Please review the eligibility requirements before completing the application. The application to join our network is a two-step process as outlined below. NOTE: Step One must be completed in its entirety before completing Step Two.
GuideStar Profile - Step One
The EQUUS Foundation expects that all charities that are accepted on our network, regardless of their size and scope, to be accountable and transparent to the public.
GuideStar is a free information service specializing in U.S. nonprofit companies. It provides information on more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations.
In order to be accepted on our network, your organization must provide the information required by GuideStar to be recognized by GuideStar as at least a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant. For information on GuideStar's levels of participation, please see this link, http://www2.guidestar.org/downloadable-files/guidestar-exchange-requirements-benefits.pdf. Organizations that are not so recognized will be considered ineligible to be listed on our network.
Please update your organization's GuideStar profile at https://www.guidestar.org/Login.aspx with the required information. If you have not done so already, you will need to create an account; otherwise sign in to update the report. Click the yellow tab, Update Nonprofit Report, and follow the online instructions.
Once your organization has been recognized by GuideStar as a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, please proceed to Step Two of this application process.
Network Profile - Step Two
Please do NOT proceed to this Step Two until your organization has been recognized by GuideStar as at least a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant.
Complete the information below and click Submit Information.
Please use proper grammar when completing this form. Check your spelling and do not use ALL CAPS.
NOTE: If your IRS Tax Determination Letter does not reflect current information about your organization )(i.e. if there has been a name or address change, etc) you should request an "affirmation" letter from the IRS to confirm your good standing.
Contact IRS by phone: 877-829-5500
Contact IRS by fax: 513-263-4330
Contact IRS by mail:
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
P.O. Box 2508, Room 4024
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Once submitted, the application will be reviewed. An email will be sent to the contact listed on the application with notification of your organization's acceptance, along with login instructions to update your organization's web page, or notification that your organization was not accepted.