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Community Foundation Spending Policy Example

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Anonymous

We adopt an annual spending policy to preserve and build the permanent funds entrusted to us, and to maintain grant levels during periods of down markets. Endowment studies by the Council on Foundations and the Commonfund Institute demonstrate that prudent spending levels allow a fund to grow, while spending more than net returns after inflation reduces the fund’s purchasing power… Read More

Code of Ethics (Anonymous Sample)

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Anonymous

________ Foundation Policies and Procedures Code of Ethics Background In June 2008, the Trustees of the ________ Foundation agreed to be guided by the Council on Foundations’ Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations. These principles, which were closely reviewed one-by-one by the Executive Committee, spelled out best practices in governance, ethics and accountability, and family legacy. One of the best practices… Read More

Conflict of Interest and Self-Dealing Policy

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Anonymous

_________ Foundation Policies and Procedures Conflict of Interest and Self-Dealing Purpose This policy provides guidance on dealing with two common issues faced by the Foundation’s Trustees and staff: self-dealing (issues involving financial gains) and conflicts of interest (issues involving personal motivations and loyalties). It protects the Foundation’s tax-exempt status and reputation and protects the Trustees and staff from IRS penalties… Read More

Program Grants and Committees Policies and Procedures

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Anonymous

__________ Foundation Policies and ProceduresProgram Grants and Committees BackgroundThe original policies and procedures (articles 1 – 18) for program grants and committees were approved individually by each program committee (i.e., the Community Development, Environment, and Youth Violence Prevention program committees) prior to their presentation to Trustees at the November 2000 meeting. It was noted at that meeting that each committee… Read More

Trustee Position Description Sample

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Anonymous

_______ FoundationPosition Description Position Title: TRUSTEE Reports to: Fellow Trustees Date: June 2008 Function:The mission of the _____ Foundation, a family foundation, is to improve the quality of life through grants to charitable organizations. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the Foundation and report to the Directors. Trustees are organized into grant groups and committees.  Responsibilities:1. Defining and overseeing… Read More

Board Director Job Descriptions (Lipscomb Family Foundation)

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Anonymous

Board Director:Each board member of the organization shall be responsible for: Fully understanding and committing to the mission, goals, and objectives of the organization. Fully understanding the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors. Fully understanding the roles and responsibilities of the staff. Fully understanding the day-to-day activities of the organization. Preparing for and attending all meetings of the… Read More

Investment Committee Job Description (Lipscomb Family Foundation)

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Anonymous

The Investment Committee is responsible for the oversight of the Foundation assets. The Committee is comprised of three members selected from the Board. The Committee is responsible for defining the investment objectives and policies for the Foundation’s assets, subject to the overall guidelines set forth in this Policy. It is expected that the objectives and policies described in the investment… Read More

General Policy on Self-Dealing (Anonymous Family Foundation)

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Anonymous

The Foundation will not knowingly engage in any “self dealing” activity. Self-dealing is any “prohibited financial transaction” between The Foundation and a “disqualified person.” 1. Prohibited Financial Transactions a. The sale, exchange or leasing or property (such as purchasing stationery, supplies, printing, graphic design or insurance from a disqualified person). b. The lending of money or the extension of credit… Read More

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