- It would go to an individual as opposed to an organization.
- The organization would not be aware of a successful grant. The reason is sometimes other donors look at is as this non-profit just received a nice size grant, so I can decrease my commitment for this organization and give more to another.
- The individual that receives the grant is under no obligation to share it with the non-profit board or others.
- The individual that receives the grant would be able to transfer it to a new job, if it is in the private sector.
- The individual that receives the grant would have considerable discretion on how the funds are spent.
Now, my foundation would allow the teacher to buy her kids new books so perhaps the teacher would not have to work two additional part-time jobs. It would be the same for an art teacher that wants to buy her students art supplies or take them to a museum.