When should a foundation have a grant agreement? - Exponent Philanthropy

When should a foundation have a grant agreement?

It’s always a good policy to have a grant agreement with grant recipients. Not for when the grant goes well, but rather, for when it doesn’t.

With a grant agreement in place, it is easier to:

  • Monitor a grant for performance according to the application
  • See if anticipated outcomes are achieved
  • Receive reports from the grantee

If the grantee does not use the grant funds for proper purposes, it is far easier to rescind the grant and recover the funds if a written grant agreement exists and was violated. 

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