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Recommending Grants
Recommend a Grant of your DAF funds to a particular nonprofit

What's a Grant Recommendation?

A Grant Recommendation is an instruction to transfer or "award" money from a Fund to an Organization. In this tutorial, you'll use the funds generated from the sale of your donated tokens by making grant recommendations to your favorite organizations.

Step 1: Search for the Organization

Navigate to Endaoment and log in. Then, click My Funds in the upper right-hand corner of the window and click Make a Grant as shown below:
First, navigate to your funds
Them click Make a Grant
Search for the organization of your choice and click on the org's card in order to confirm the organization by checking their EIN.
Search for an organization using the search bar, click the org to be brought to their profile page
NOTE: If an organization's contract has not been deployed yet, Endaoment will ask for you to help cover the deployment cost for creating the organization's contract address. If that's the case, see "Onboarding an Organization" below, otherwise skip to "Step 2: Input Grant Information". You will be able to tell if this is required based on the Not Setup flag.

Step 1.5: Onboarding an Organization (if needed)

Onboarding an organization is a one-time process that will allow you (and all other Endaoment users) to recommend grants to the organization. You'll be automatically prompted to deploy the organization's contract if needed.
On the Org Page, click deploy org
A pop-up window displaying the cost estimate of deploying an address for the organization will appear, simply confirm the transaction using your wallet, once that completes, you'll see the pending transaction in the upper right hand corner of the window, as below
Pending transaction will show in upper right hand corner

Step 2: Input Grant Information

At this point, you'll have the opportunity to determine the size of the grant you would like to make to your chosen organization. All amounts here will be shown in USD.
When recommending a grant to a nonprofit from a Fund at Endaoment, you have the option of indicating a specific grant purpose. This means that you may restrict your funds for specific projects or departments at the recipient organization.
The IRS has some policies on what you are allowed to fund (e.g. you may not direct the grant to support a specific individual or family, read more: Fund Policies & Procedures). While we encourage you to support projects which appeal to you, don’t forget that grantees also need general support grants, giving them more flexibility and allowing them to "keep the lights on".
You can fill in the public purpose of your funds in the Grant Purpose area and the private instructions on the use of granted dollars in the Special Instructions area.
Grant Purpose: This is where you would fill out the public purpose of the grant; things like In Honor of Anonymous Alex or In Celebration of Alex and Alexa's Wedding. This information is not about the specific use case of the grant.
Special Instructions: This is where you would fill out the private information on the specific use case of the grant; things like fund a new youth outreach position or to build a new administrative office
Recommended By: This is where you'd put the name of the person making this grant. We'll pass this info onto the receiving organization.
On the Organization's profile page, click Make a Grant.
Be sure to choose the correct DAF you'd like to recommend the grant from if you have multiple and begin entering grant information. Once you have finished entering the data, click Recommend Grant then confirm the transaciton with your wallet.
Enter Grant details and click Recommend Grant
Then click confirm and confirm the transaction using your connected wallet
Grants from DAFs must be used for donations that are tax-deductible, and cannot in any way pay for non-tax-deductible donations.
Non-tax-deductible donations are things like tickets to a gala, or attendance at a golf outing (learn more at the IRS website). Signing this statement affirms that you are not receiving any benefit that would cause the donation to be non-tax-deductible as required by law. By agreeing to our terms, you are agreeing to the below:
This grant recommendation does not represent the payment of any pledge or other financial obligation. I/we will not accept any benefits or privileges offered in connection with these grants, including good and services (such as auction items), admission to charitable events, dues, or membership, other than a religious institution. This grant is not intended to be combined with my/our personal check to support my/our attendance, or that of others, at a charity's event. I agree the following donation is irrevocable and for the charitable, educational, or religious purposes under the sole discretion of Endaoment
After confirming the transaction, you'll see the below, indicating that the grant is under review.
This modal indicates that your grant has been submitted correctly, click View Fund to see your DAF page
You'll be able to see all pending grants from your Fund page

Step 3: Await review and approval

Now that you've submitted your grant recommendation, the Endaoment team will review the grant information and do appropriate due diligence on the recipient organization. Typically your grant will be approved and processed in less than a week.
Curious about what goes on during this processing time? In addition to conducting proper due diligence, every time a new grant is made to an organization, Endaoment reaches out to that organization to ensure that they would like to accept that donation. Even if an organization is on-boarded and all set up, Endaoment still needs to connect with them to confirm that they accept every single grant that gets recommended.
If for any reason an issue comes up in the due diligence process, we'll reach out. Otherwise, your grant will be sent to the recipient organization and you will receive a notice via e-mail.
Congratulations on making a Grant Recommendation from your Endaoment DAF!
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