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The foundation's Conflict of Interest Policy requires employees to disclose relationships with a potential grantee or vendor and provides guidance on managing conflicts. 

Purpose/General Rule

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance in identifying and handling potential and actual conflicts of interest involving the foundation. In most instances, conflicts of interest can be avoided simply by continuing to exercise good judgment and, indeed, the foundation relies on the sound judgment of its employees to prevent many such conflict situations. 

The foundation is committed to the highest levels of integrity. Employees of the foundation are expected to conduct their relationships with each other, the foundation, and outside organizations with objectivity and honesty. The general rule is that: foundation employees are obligated to avoid and disclose ethical, legal, financial, or other conflicts of interest involving the foundation, and remove themselves from a position of decision-making authority with respect to any conflict situation involving the foundation.

Read the full policy (16 pages, 113KB, PDF). 

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