Co-Funding Resources in Government

The Public-Philanthropic Partnership Initiative, a project of the Council on Foundations, has assembled a helpful list of cofunding relationship types, along with definitions and relevant guidelines for how and when each may be used. See the initiative’s website for the most up-to-date information on each type and a growing library of online resources.

  • Matching grants
  • Cooperative agreements
  • Grants to government
  • Sponsorships and co-sponsorships
  • Sharing staff
  • Cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs)
  • Prizes and other transactions

For information on “jointly funded projects” and other limited exceptions to the federal lobbying prohibition, visit Northern California Grantmakers’ Public Policy Grantmaking Toolkit.

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