Charitable Choice Law and Legal Definition

Charitable choice refers to legislative and other proposals that would allow or expand federal funding of social services and other programs run by religious organizations. Charitable choice means faith-based groups have equal standing with secular groups when it comes to applying for grants or becoming service providers.

The following is an example of a case law on charitable choice:

The charitable choice statute allows publicly funded religious organizations to retain their religious character and to employ their religious faith in carrying out secular social service programs. [Freedom from Religion Found. v. McCallum, 179 F. Supp. 2d 950 (D. Wis. 2002)].