Whistle Blower Policy

DESCRIPTION:

The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

SPECIFICS:

A. REPORTING RESPONSIBILITY
It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to report ethics violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.

B. NO RETALIATION
No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports an ethics violation shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. A director, officer or employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline or removal. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable directors, officers and employees to raise serious concerns within The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education prior to seeking resolution outside The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education.

C. REPORTING VIOLATIONS
The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education has an open door policy and suggests that directors, officers and employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with the chairperson, or a member, of the Board Affairs Committee.

D. BOARD AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Inner-City Foundation For Charity & Education’s Board Affairs Committee is responsible for investigating and resolving all reported complaints and allegations concerning violations and, at their discretion, shall advise the Audit Sub-Committee and/or the Executive Committee.

E. ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING MATTERS
The Audit Sub-Committee of the Board of Directors shall address all reported concerns or complaints regarding corporate accounting practices, internal controls or auditing. The Board Affairs Committee shall immediately notify the Audit Sub-Committee of any such complaint and work with the Sub-Committee until the matter is resolved.

F. ACTING IN GOOD FAITH
Anyone filing a complaint concerning a violation or suspected violation must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates a violation. Any allegations that prove not to be substantiated and which prove to have been made maliciously or knowingly to be false will be viewed as a serious offense.

G. CONFIDENTIALITY
Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.

H. HANDLING OF REPORTED VIOLATIONS The Board Affairs Committee will notify the sender and acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation within ten business days. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.

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