grant·​ee | \ gran-ˈtē How to pronounce grantee (audio) \

Definition of grantee

: one to whom a grant is made

Examples of grantee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ian Teh lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a Pulitzer Center grantee exploring life along China’s Yellow River. National Geographic, "This Vietnamese national park is a spice lover’s dream," 18 Jan. 2020 The emergency package has an initial pot of $10 million for 2,000 grantees. Anne Quito, Quartz, "US artists can now get $5,000 emergency grants without a tedious application process," 8 Apr. 2020 The Ford Foundation is leading an effort of large foundations to give permission to grantees to practice maximum flexibility with funds in order to free up resources for Covid-19 responses. Rob Reich, Wired, "The Dangers of Relying on Philanthropists During Pandemics," 22 Mar. 2020 Planned Parenthood, which served 40% of all Title X patients before rejecting the funding in August, was the sole grantee in Utah. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "Nearly 900 clinics have lost federal funding after Trump administration abortion rule, report says," 23 Oct. 2019 An application process is being developed for future grantees. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "Thousands of Louisville residents seek financial assistance from COVID-19 relief fund," 1 Apr. 2020 Researchers like National Geographic grantee David Obura, founding director of Coastal Oceans Research and Development—Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa, are also investigating the threats facing all reef-building corals. National Geographic, "Staghorn coral," 3 Mar. 2020 In Europe, some public funders have launched a high-profile open-access initiative, dubbed Plan S, that would ultimately require grantees to publish only in journals that immediately make papers free to all. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "In departure for NIH, Cancer Moonshot requires grantees to make papers immediately free," 14 Aug. 2019 The Gannett Foundation ultimately selected 12 grantees based on their viability, sustainability and impact. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Denver non-profit CrossPurpose seeks to rebuild neighborhood bonds," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of grantee

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2020

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“Grantee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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Financial Definition of grantee

What It Is

In the legal world, a grantee is a person who receives something.

How It Works

In real estate, a grantee is a person who receives property after a sale or other transfer of title. In business, a grantee could be a person who receives a stock option grant. The idea is that the grantee receives something from another person, often called the grantor.

Why It Matters

Grantees receive title and claim to assets of all kinds: stock options, real estate, or the legal use of some sort of asset. In contracts and other agreements, it is important to understand who exactly the grantee is.

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grant·​ee | \ gran-ˈtē How to pronounce grantee (audio) \

Legal Definition of grantee

: one to whom a grant is made specifically : one to whom a grant by deed is made

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