Stewardship Principles

In-Depth knowledge on Stewardship Principles

The 2016 Administrative and Program Expense Tables provide foundations with tools to benchmark their expenses – charitable administrative, program service, and qualifying distributions – against peers in the field. Containing data collected through the Council’s 2016 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey, this report offers detailed breakdowns of the data by grantmaker type, staff size, geographic location, and asset group (note – this report does not examine fees associated with fund administration at community foundations).

The Stewardship Principles for Corporate Grantmakers are a set of governance best practices that embody how corporate philanthropies can reflect fundamental values including honesty, integrity, fairness, and trust, in their board governance, management, and grantmaking.

The Stewardship Principles for Independent Foundations are a set of governance best practices that embody how independent foundations can reflect fundamental values including honesty, integrity, fairness, and trust, in their board governance, management, and grantmaking.

The Stewardship Principles for Family Foundations are a set of governance best practices that embody how family foundations can reflect fundamental values including honesty, integrity, fairness, and trust, in their board governance, management, and grantmaking.