Personal values are deeply rooted in our early childhood and often recalled as a lasting memory. These values instilled in childhood translate directly into philan- thropy, how a family business operates, and how we live our lives. Here you will find both checklists of questions to ask when identifying your family's shared values, as well as sample family foundation values statements.
For a wide variety of additional resources on values in family philanthropy, current NCFP Friends are invited to login to NCFP's Family Philanthropy Online Knowledge Center.
We value families as unique communities of individuals.
We value integrity in an environment of mutual trust and respect.
We value honest and constructive communications.
We believe in life-long learning.
We accept our responsibilities as humble stewards.
We value courage in our programs and we are satisfied with quiet impact.
Investing resources and relationships in grassroots leaders, environmental sustainability, and peace.