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What happens if someone makes a charitable contribution to a charity and
does not know at the time of the contribution what it will be used for.
Later on the charity uses the contribution to make a grant to an individual.
Does the charity then have to inform the donor that their contributions
isn't tax-deductible? --D.L. via email

As long as the donor's gift was not "earmarked" for a specific individual when given, the contribution is still deductible.   The donor may be aware that the gift will be used for the benefit of an individual, but so long as the organization, and not the donor, selects the beneficiary, the contribution is good. --Don Kramer

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