Glossary of Commonly Used Grant Terms
There are currently 8 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter A.
Extra pages that you include with your grant, such as letters of support. These must be labeled (e.g., Addendum II) and referenced with the narrative of the grant.
Department or branch of a federal, state, or local government. May also refer to a public charity, which is also sometimes called an organization.
A proposal modified after it has been submitted but prior to the time the award is made; may be initiated by either the submitting organization or the funding source.
A voluntary report issued by a foundation or corporation that provides financial data and descriptions of its grantmaking activities. Annual reports vary in format from simple typewritten documents listing the year's grants to detailed publications that provide substantial information about the grantmaker's grantmaking programs.
The amount of capital or principal — money, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other resources — controlled by a foundation or corporate giving program. Generally, assets are invested and the resulting income is used to make grants.
There is serious debate over exactly what the term "at-risk" means. The National At-Risk Education Network defines the term "at-risk" in two ways: (1) At-risk of dropping out of school; and/or, (2) at-risk of not succeeding in life due to being raised in unfavorable circumstances.