Step 1: Check your Eligibility
In order to be eligible to create a Giving Common profile, your organization must:
We are currently working to profile nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status or fiscal agency by a 501(c)(3) as per the requirements. At this time, Giving Common does not accept profiles from religious institutions that primarily operate for religious purposes (e.g. churches, synagogues, places of worship) or government agencies.
Please Note: If you applied for an Open Door Grant in the past, you likely completed a Giving Common profile. Please note that the Giving Common profile is no longer a requirement for submitting an Open Door Grant application or renewal application. This change was made to streamline the application process and save nonprofits time, based on the helpful feedback provided by prior nonprofit applicants.
For questions about this change or your Giving Common profile in general, please reach out to Leigh Handschuh, Manager, Programs Data and Insight by e-mail or 617-338-1623.
Step 2: Request a Profile
*Most types of public charities are included, as well as all private operating foundations. Type 509(a)(3) Type III Non-functionally integrated and 509(a)(4) organizations are not eligible to participate. As a result, type 509(a)(3) public charities are required to provide proof of the type of 509(a)(3) status type. All type 501(a)(1) and type 509 (a)(2) nonprofits as well as all private operating foundations are eligible to participate should they adhere to the other items noted.
**Your most recent 3 990 or 990-EZ and audited financials or financial reviews (if applicable) available are required to be uploaded to your profile. Newer nonprofits (who have not yet filed financials), nonprofits who file 990-Ns, and fiscally sponsored or chapter-based nonprofits are also eligible to participate and we will work with you on showing your proper revenue, expenses, and asset data.
Current financials must be available for your profile. Current means financials (all types of 990s, financial reviews and/ or audited financials) have been released within a year of the end of your most recent fiscal year end, covering that time period.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.