Getting started with findCRA is easy and free! The first step is signing up and creating your user account. From there, you can claim your nonprofit profile and begin completing the fields required for CRA Verification. In this article, we’ll walk through a detailed guide on how to complete each part of the process.
Tip: If you’re not sure whether your nonprofit is CRA-qualified or whether your nonprofit will have a profile to claim, you can still sign up and start the claiming process for free! If your nonprofit doesn’t have an existing profile, you’ll be able to submit your nonprofit’s info and request to have a profile created.
Sign Up and Create Your User Account
Step 1: Go to findCRA.com and click the “Log In” link in the top right corner of the screen.
Step 2: From the Log In page, click the “Sign Up” tab located next to the “Log In” tab.
Step 3: Complete the “Create an account” form and click the green “SIGN UP” button.
Important: When selecting your User Type, make sure to select “Nonprofit” from the list of options.
Claim Your Nonprofit and Become CRA Verified
Claiming your nonprofit is a key step in getting started with findCRA and in getting the most value out of your organization’s alignment with CRA. The claiming process is easy and can be completed in just a few minutes. Once you’ve created your findCRA user account and are logged in, follow the steps below to claim your nonprofit’s profile on findCRA.
Step 1: After logging in, click one of the “Claim Nonprofit” buttons.
Tip: If you’re not logged in or haven’t created a user account, you can also start the claiming process from findCRA’s company website at findCRA.com. Just click the “Claim Nonprofit” button in the top right corner of any page and you’ll be prompted to either log in or create a user account before proceeding to the next step.
Step 2: Click the “Get Started” button.
Step 3: Search for your nonprofit using its Employer Identification Number (EIN).
Your nonprofit’s EIN is a nine-digit number assigned by the IRS. It can be found on your organization’s IRS Form 990 (or equivalent form), its IRS Determination Letter or on other IRS forms and web pages. For help finding or confirming your nonprofit’s EIN, you can lookup your organization’s info using the IRS’s website.
Step 4: Acknowledge the terms and conditions and click the “CLAIM THIS NONPROFIT” button.
For a detailed guide on what to do if your nonprofit is not found (meaning we don’t currently have a profile for it on the platform) or if the profile has already been claimed, refer to one of the articles linked below:
Step 5: Complete your nonprofit’s profile to become CRA Verified.
Once you’ve claimed your nonprofit, you can jump right into becoming CRA Verified by completing your nonprofit profile in the seven-step walk-through. Maintaining CRA Verified status not only unlocks our CRA Tools but also helps to maximize your exposure to bank users on findCRA’s Community Qualifier platform.
Tip: If you’re not ready to complete all the fields in the seven-step walkthrough, you can always complete them at a later time directly from your nonprofit profile page. Learn more about how to complete your profile and become CRA Verified.