Code of Ethics

Respect for the communities we work with and serve; 

Integrity in our actions;

Responsibility for our decisions and their consequences.

  • We are committed to act honestly, truthfully and with integrity in all our transactions and dealings.
  • We are committed to avoid conflicts of interest and strive to the appropriate handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest in our relationships.
  • We are committed to treat our grantees fairly, and to treat every individual with dignity and respect.
  • We are committed to treat our employees with respect, fairness and good faith and to provide conditions of employment that recognize their rights and enhance their welfare.
  • We are committed to be a good corporate citizen, and to comply with both the spirit and the letter of the law.
  • We are committed to act responsibly toward the communities in which we work, and for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • We are committed to good stewardship of our resources, and those of our donors.
  • We are committed to be responsible, transparent, and accountable for all of our actions.
  • We are committed to improve the accountability, transparency, ethical conduct, and effectiveness of the nonprofit field.



Note: A significant portion of this Code of Ethics was derived from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s Code of Ethics