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.

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Audit Committees

Communications Committee

Compensation Committees

Executive Committees

Finance Committees

Governance Committee

Grants Committee

Investment Committees

Nominating Committee

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Investment and Spending Policies

This Content Collection includes resources describing how a foundation's spending policy and organizational objectives are linked to development of a cohesive and integrated investment strategy, as well as sample policies and other related advice.

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