Board committees are at the heart of good governance. Committee members make the necessary decisions and provide the day-to-day oversight needed to ensure that a family foundation board follows its fiduciary and legal responsibilities. See below for examples of the most commonly used foundation board committees.

To get started, we also recommend you view our webinar, “Good Governance: How to Use Board Committees Effectively,” which features governance experts and family foundation leaders sharing successful committee models.

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Administration Committee

Audit Committees

Communications Committee

Compensation Committees

Executive Committees

Finance Committees

Governance Committee

Grants Committee

Investment Committees

Nominating Committee

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Policy Central: Sample Policies and Practices

NCFP's Policy Central includes sample policies and practices in the areas of governance, grantmaking, family dynamics, engaging the next generation, investments, management, and staffing. New samples are added frequently, and are here when you need them!

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