Recommend a grant
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Our $500 grant minimum was established to ensure our donors make a substantial philanthropic impact without creating administrative burden for recipient charities.1 Keep in mind, nonprofit organizations must process every check they receive. One check for $500, as opposed to five $100 checks, minimizes a charity's time, labor, and resources used to process and allows it to focus on its mission.
One of the unique aspects of a philanthropic account is the ability to grant anonymously or with full attribution. Choose how you want to be recognized--if at all--each time you recommend a grant.
Through your online account, you can research charities and recommend grants. Grant recommendations cannot be made over the phone.
For resources on the relationship between Vanguard Charitable and grantee organizations, visit the nonprofit organizations page.
1Philanthropic accounts must successfully recommend at least one minimum $500 grant every five years. International grants and grants subject to tailored grant agreements may require larger minimum recommendations.