What is discretionary grantmaking? - Exponent Philanthropy

What is discretionary grantmaking?

Discretionary grantmaking is the practice of allowing board members (and in some cases, committee members, family members, or staff) to direct a portion of grantmaking dollars to organizations of their choice.

While the board is legally responsible for all discretionary grants, they’re generally approved without extensive review or discussion.

Discretionary grants are truly made at the discretion of individuals.

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