Transparency and Accountability
Transparency and accountability are important to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. We welcome you to review the most recent Form 990 and audited financial statements. In addition, our bylaws and a schedule of administrative fees is available for your review.
National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations
In 2006, the Council on Foundations determined that our organization is in full compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. This accomplishment provides assurance to the public that we maintain the highest of standards in the administration of our organization.
In 2005, we launched “Excellence in Nonprofit Governance,” an initiative with Governor Lynch, the attorney general’s office and a special committee convened by the Foundation. The program included a checklist for nonprofits, “Staying Legal” workshops and a Guidebook for Nonprofit Organizations.
||From the 2005 press conference announcing the initiative (left to right): Michael DeLucia, director of the Charitable Trusts Division of the N.H. Office of the Attorney General; Richard Ober, then executive director of the Monadnock Conservancy; Gov. John Lynch; Harold Janeway, then Foundation board chair; and then Attorney General Kelly Ayotte gathered to announce the initiative.
Since 2004, the Foundation has voluntarily complied with key provisions included in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (financial practice and governance regulations for public companies) including employee gift acceptance, code of ethics, insider transactions and conflict of interest, whistle-blower protection, and document destruction and retention.
If you have questions regarding any of these documents and policies, please contact us.