Gift vs. Grant

Gift vs. Grant Checklist: For-Profit Corporation Funding of $100,000 or Less

The following checklist may be used to help determine whether for-profit corporation funding of $100,000 or less is a gift or a grant. Please obtain and review all the relevant documentation associated with the funding (e.g. proposal, application, funding agreement) prior to filling out this checklist. One or more checks on the “Grant Characteristics” side means that the funding should be initially treated as a grant and routed through the relevant submitting office (Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), Harvard Medical School Office of Research Administration (HMS ORA), or Harvard Chan School of Public Health Office of Research Administration (HSPH ORA)) for appropriate administrative review. Otherwise, the funding should be routed through Alumni Development Services (ADS).