Beyond the fiduciary and legal obligations to which every private foundation is subject, the trustees and staff of the Foundation are bound by a moral obligation to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct in carrying out the business of the foundation. We commit ourselves to the following principles:
Strict Adherence to Laws and Regulations
We comply with the letter and spirit of all laws and regulations that govern the work of the Foundation and our policies and practices assure the avoidance of conflicts of interest, self-dealing and excessive compensation.
Highest Ethical Standards
We avoid actions that give the perception of illegality, impropriety or anything less than the highest standards of ethical conduct.
We acknowledge that the Foundation exists to serve charitable purposes and commit ourselves to activities that benefit the public.
Prudent Fiscal Management
We exercise prudent stewardship of the financial and other resources with which we have been entrusted.
Disclosure and Transparency
We disclose information about our grantmaking, assets, finances.
Honest and Open Communications
We strive to ensure that all our relationships with the public are characterized by honesty.