Whistleblower Policy

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (the “Foundation”) takes each employee report or complaint seriously.

An employee observing any act that is against the law or Foundation policies should report it to the Foundation’s Chief Financial/Administrative Officer if the employee does not believe such officer was involved in such act, otherwise to the Foundation’s President. An employee may report concerns regarding the Foundation’s President or its internal controls, auditing or compliance matters directly to the Chair of the Foundation Trustees.

If any employee in good faith makes such a report, the Foundation will not take any retaliatory action against the employee. Reasonable care will be taken to maintain appropriate confidentiality throughout the investigation of the report.

The rights under this policy will be included as part of employee policies accessible at any time by any employee, and, in addition, will be periodically conveyed to all staff.