When you first create an OpenGrants account, you will be prompted to select if you are a Grant Seeker or a Grant Consultant. You will then be taken to your relevant profile creation pages. After these have been completed, you will be taken to the Stripe verification page.

Why is Stripe Verification required for Grant Consultants?

Stripe verification is required to complete your OpenGrants Grant Consultant profile. As a freelancer, you need to be Stripe verified in order to get paid through the OpenGrants platform. Please note that this process is managed by Stripe. Stripe is a secure financial service that OpenGrants pays for in order to provide you with simple and secure financial services.

How do I become Stripe verified?

If you didn't complete your Stripe verification at signup, follow this link to go back to the Stripe verification process and complete it. Follow all of the prompts and provide the necessary documentation to become completely verified. After you're verified, you will also need to set up a payout method so we can securely send you the money you've earned.

These are the steps that you need to complete to finish your Stripe Verification...

Some of your info will be automatically be loaded into the verification page. Make sure it is accurate and click on continue...

You will be taken to a page to review and edit your info. One of the blocks will state that there is (Information required soon) click on the pencil in the top right of that block...

The additional information that is required is your birthday and the last 4 of your social security number (Stripe is a 3rd party verification and payment service. OpenGrants does not collect your Social Security information). Enter your information and click submit...

The Stripe Verification process will begin. Once it's complete, you will be taken back to the OpenGrants platform. You will receive 1 of 2 prompts once the page loads. The 1st is notifying you that all the info was accepted successfully...

The 2nd will show up if there is an issue with your info. You will need to click on "Continue to Stripe" to locate where the issues are so you can edit the information and resubmit...

Once all the info is corrected and you have submitted you will be taken back to the prompt that your Stripe Verification is not complete.

You are now done with your Stripe Verification. The OpenGrants team will review your application over the next 1-3 business days. After your application has been approved your profile will be added to the Talent Finder marketplace and Grant Seekers will be able to message you about work.

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