Governance & Mission

The governing instruments include an organization’s bylaws, articles of incorporation, or for organizations in trust form, deed of trust, which provide evidence of the community foundation’s purpose, mission and governance structure. Some key elements may be found in board resolutions.
The community foundation submits a mission statement approved by the board.
The community foundation submits a variety of communication materials, including the annual report (or equivalent), the dissemination plan for the annual report, and related materials, such as press clippings, news releases, fund brochures, publications, and website printouts.
The community foundation submits evidence of the board nomination process and relevant data that supports an independent governing body broadly representative of the community it serves.
Foundations submit corporate records or minutes for the most recent 12-month period.