Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts: Donor Bill of Rights

To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts, Inc. supports the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in a declaration that all donors have the following rights.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts, Inc.’s mission, of the way Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts, Inc. intends to use donated resources, and of the organization’s capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
    To be informed of the identity of those serving on the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts, Inc.’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  2. To have access to the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts, Inc.’s most recent financial statements.
  3. To be assured donor’s gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  4. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  5. To be assured that information about a donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  6. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  7. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  8. To know that the Foundation for Child Victims of the Family Courts, Inc. will never share a donor’s name or any other personal information with any other organization outside the foundation.
  9. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.