How does my nonprofit become CRA Verified?

Complete all required fields on your nonprofit profile

For a nonprofit to become CRA Verified on findCRA, the Account Owner for that nonprofit must complete all required data fields on their organization’s Community Qualifier profile. The Account Owner can do this in the seven-step walk through immediately after claiming the nonprofit

OR at a later time by updating the data directly from the nonprofit’s profile.

The fields required for reaching CRA Verified status include:

Year Founded

 Total Employees

 Total Volunteers

 Mission Statement

Organization’s Primary Focus

 Organization’s Targeted Clients

 Percent LMI Served

 Income Characteristics of Targeted Clients

 Nonprofit Website

 Nonprofit Phone Number

 Nonprofit General Email

 At least one Program or Service, including the following fields:

  • Name
  • Targeted Clients
  • Income Characteristics
  • Description

 Service Area (labeled as “Geographies Served” on the nonprofit profile)

Important: Only the Account Owner on your nonprofit account can update the information on your nonprofit profile to become CRA Verified.  You can see who the Account Owner is at any time on the “My Team” tab on the user dashboard. When a nonprofit is claimed for the first time, the user that claims the nonprofit will become the Account Owner for that nonprofit by default.

How to know if your nonprofit is CRA Verified

If a nonprofit is being claimed for the first time, the Account Owner will be prompted to complete a seven-step walk-through where they have the option to complete all the fields required for CRA Verified status. On the final “Wrap-Up” step of this walk-through, the Account Owner will see whether their nonprofit is CRA Verified,

or if not Verified, what their progress is towards becoming CRA Verified (expressed as a percentage).

Once you’re passed the seven-step walk-through after claiming your nonprofit, you’ll notice a progress gauge at the top of your user dashboard

and on your nonprofit profile.

This gauge indicates the percentage of required fields that have been completed by the nonprofit Account Owner. Any time the Account Owner updates the nonprofit’s profile by either completing a required field or deleting data from a required field, this gauge will automatically update to reflect your nonprofit’s progress toward becoming CRA Verified.

Note: Once all required data fields have been completed for CRA Verified status, your CRA Verified gauge will update to 100% to let you know you’ve achieved CRA Verified status and our CRA Tools will automatically become available.  You’ll also receive an email from us letting you know you’ve reached this milestone.


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