Our Policies


Code of Conduct

The Foundation expects its staff and directors to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards. The Foundation's policies set forth expected standards and the procedures necessary to comply with those standards. The Foundation's Code of Conduct, which emphasizes a number of different policies, is set forth below. No policy can address every conceivable professional or ethical situation. Ultimately, therefore, the Foundation relies on the good judgment, integrity, and honesty of its staff and directors to ensure it addresses all situations in a legal, ethical, and professional fashion and in compliance with the applicable policy.

Conflicts of Interest
Professional and Ethical Behavior
Participation in Campaigns and Other Political Activity
Volunteer Activities
Sexual and Other Harassment
Paid Work Outside the Foundation
Reporting Illegal or Unethical Conduct
Investment Ethics Policy


Other Policies

Donations Policy
Equal Opportunity Employment
Indirect Cost Policy Information Sharing
Intellectual Property
Participation in Cy Pres Awards
Research Quality Standards and Practices
Responding to Allegations of Grantee Workplace Misconduct 


Learn more about Our Commitment to Fairness and Courtesy, Free Expression Principles, and MacArthur's Response to Anti-Terrorism Financing Guidelines.


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