Policy Central: Board Committees

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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Complete Collection: David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Complete Collection: Morgan Family Foundation

Complete Collection: Additional Examples

Administration Committees

Audit Committees

Communications Committees

Community Advisory Committees

Compensation Committees

Executive Committees

Finance Committees

Governance Committees

Grants Committees

Investment Committees

Nominating Committees