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The Open hGrant Plugin is a WordPress plugin that helps grantmakers publish and report grant data from any grants management system to both their websites and to machine-readable open data initiatives, such as the Foundation Center’s Reporting Commitment.

With the Open hGrant Plugin installed, WordPress creates a new ‘grant’ post type that includes core information about each grant, and additional fields specified by the hGrant format supported by Candid, a leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs. These posts can then be displayed on your site via a customizable, sortable, searchable index. They are also published to an independent hGrant-compatible feed. For a live example, see the grant listings on the WordPress site operated by plugin sponsor, The Walter & Elise Haas Fund. For a description of the hGrant specification, download this PDF.

Please note that the Open hGrant Plugin is designed to automatically report published grant data to the Foundation Center and, by default, to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI).

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  • Set up your organization’s details on the Grantor Settings page.
  • Enter Grant data individually, or…
  • Use the Bulk Add tool to draft multiple grants into the system at a time.


  1. Upload wp-hgrant to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Click the ‘hGrants > Grantor Settings’ link in the plugins row to configure the plugin


This is a new plugin, our FAQ is still being developed.

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Q: How do I enable the search functionality and customize the appearance of my grant listings?

A: Move or copy the following two files from /wp-content/plugins/wp-hgrant/templates/ into your theme directory:



The first file replaces your default theme archive template with a customizable list layout as well as a fully-integrated search function (this file will need to be edited to match your existing theme). The second file controls the content that is returned for single grant listings.

By default, single grant listings use your theme’s ‘single.php’ template; if you wish to customize them, create a copy of ‘single.php’ and name it ‘single-hgrant_grant.php’, and then make your modifications to that new template.


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Contributors & Developers

“Open hGrant for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Properly handle UTF8 characters on CSV import


  • Confirmed compatibility with WP 4.8. Plugin functionality is stable.


  • Added ability to specify grants archive url base
  • Added ability to specify single grant url base


  • Added Import from CSV functionality (with full field mapping control) – see hGrants > Import CSV
  • Added Feed Activation functionality – see hGrants > Tools


  • Initial release