The GuideStar Israel website provides the most complete information available on all non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Israel. It features official information, as listed in the Registrar of Non-Profit Organizations' databases for all NPOs in Israel, and is supplemented by additional, more detailed and substantive information supplied by the NPOs themselves. This combination creates the most comprehensive and valuable database of civil social organizations in Israel and at the same time, provides an internet presence for all NPOs operating in Israel – from the largest, most established to thousands of smaller organizations that have not yet been able to create an online presence.
The goal in building the GuideStar Israel database is first and foremost to promote transparency with respect to the conduct of non-profit organizations in Israel. Anyone interested in non-profit organizations – donors, volunteers, suppliers and clients – may browse the site and find the relevant information regarding the management of each non-profit organization operating in Israel, as reported to the Registrar of NPOs. Just as important is the online exposure given to non-profit organizations – small and large alike. Exposure is intended to encourage donors and volunteers, as well as inter-organizational cooperation with a view to strengthening the third sector in Israel, and to making it more accessible.
GuideStar is a non-profit project developed by philanthropic organizations in conjunction with the Israeli government, and as such, operates from within the third sector and on its behalf, guided by the belief that transparency is an important vehicle that will help to develop this sector. We see great importance in presenting the information "as is," without commentary. This approach enables us to focus on providing interested parties with the most updated information, in a digitally accessible format convenient for searching for information about active NPOs in Israel.
Inclusion in the website, as well as access to its information, is free of charge and available to all. Moreover, GuideStar serves as an important tool for helping foundations and donors, gather information about non-profit organi4zations and make decisions regarding donations and grants, and is thus designed to assist NPOs in raising funds and other resources.
GuideStar Israel was established with the full cooperation of GuideStar International which seeks to highlight the activities of non-profit organizations around the world, to facilitate better communication between the organizations, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders as well as among the various organizations themselves.
GuideStar Israel is a joint project of the Ministry of Justice, Yad Hanadiv and JDC Israel and is operated by NPTech – Technologies for Nonprofit Organizations Ltd. (CPB).