Donor Bill of Rights

We want you to know the Community Foundation's reason for existence is to provide a flexible and convenient vehicle for donors having a variety of charitable goals and needs and serve as a steward for individuals, families, foundations, and organizations entrusting assets to its care.


Accordingly, you are entitled to the following:

  1. To be informed of the Foundation's mission, the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its governance responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the Foundation's most recent Annual Report which contains full financial and grant making information.
  4. Assurance your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive prompt and appropriate gift acknowledgement, recognition and "thank you".
  6. Assurance that information about your donation is handled with respect and confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all interactions with the Foundation will be professional in nature.
  8. Receive information about the Foundation's administrative fees and spending and investment policies.
  9. To have competent administration that can implement procedures to carry out board policies.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, courteous, truthful, and forthright answers.