The Legal Name information pulling from Publication 78 rather than from the Business Master File is considered a Bug in our system with our Tax Status Lookup/Verify tool and is being investigated by our Development team presently.

As a means past this, users can check the Legal Name for an Organization by looking up the Tax ID of that Organization on the IRS Exempt Organization Search:

https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/


Users with a valid and active GuideStar subscription can also check the details from both the Publication 78 and Business Master File by taking these steps:

1. Within Grantmaking, open the Organization record you wish to check
2. Once the Organization record opens, go to Actions tab > click 'Research Guidestar'
3. The GuideStar page will open in a new window and will display the details of the Organization from Pub 78 and Business Master File