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General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses

Operating expenses that are not directly related to programs or the production of goods or services, including rent, utilities, insurance, and managerial salaries. 


A grant is a payment to an organization for general operating support, or a specific project or purpose. Grants can include payments to exempt organizations to further the organizations’ exempt purpose. A grant can be made for any charitable purpose. Any private foundation grant to a non-501(c)(3) public charity must be made subject to expenditure responsibility. In the context of a program-related investment (PRI), private foundation funders will often make technical assistance grants to support other charitable activities related to the PRI.  


An agreement to perform the obligations of a third party if that party defaults. When a third party guarantees a loan, it promises to pay in the event of default by the borrower.

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