In making grants, the Foundation respects the rights of grant seekers and
grantees as follows:
- The Foundation has constructive
relations with grant seekers based on mutual respect and shared goals;
- The Foundation communicates clearly
and on a timely basis with potential grantees;
- The Foundation treats grant seekers
and grantees fairly and with respect;
- The Foundation respects the expertise
of grant seekers in their fields of knowledge;
- The Foundation seeks to understand and
respect the organizational capacity and needs of grant seeking
- The Foundation respects the integrity
of the mission of grant seeking organizations.
In making grants, the Foundationís Executive Committee will provide
oversight, policy and direction to the Continuing Medical Education
Committee, the Fund Development Committee and the Grant Committee.
The Foundation may accept an appointment to serve as personal
representative in relation to any charitable bequest or devise to the
Foundation. The appointment may be accepted only upon an affirmative vote
of a majority of the Executive Committee present at any regular or special
meeting of the Executive Committee if such notice of the proposed
appointment to serve as trustee or personal representative is contained in
the notice of the meeting.
The Grant Committee
exists to provide oversight, policy and direction to the Foundation Board
of Trustees and staff in the areas of establishment and management of
individual accounts within the corporation and the distribution of monies
from them. The committee is charged with ensuring a coordinated and
consistent approach to all of the Foundation grant record keeping and
distribution activities. The Committee chair will be appointed, annually,
by the Board chairman.