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Reporting of Financial Improprieties (Whistleblower Policy)

Policy Regarding Reporting of Financial, Auditing or Governance Improprieties

About The Kids Foundation is committed to facilitating open and honest communications relevant to its governance, finances, and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. It is important that the Foundation be apprised about unlawful or improper behavior including, but not limited to, any of the following conduct:

• theft;
• financial reporting that is intentionally misleading;
• improper or undocumented financial transactions;
• improper destruction of records;
• improper use of Foundation assets;
• violations of About The Kids Foundation’s conflict-of-interest policy; and
• any other improper occurrence regarding cash, financial procedures, or reporting.

We request the assistance of every employee who has a reasonable belief or suspicion about any improper transaction. The Foundation values this input, and each employee should feel free to raise issues of concern, in good faith, without the fear of retaliation. Employees will not be disciplined, demoted, lose their jobs, or be retaliated against for asking questions or voicing concerns about conduct of this sort.

We encourage any employee who has a concern regarding an action concerning the Foundation’s governance, finances, or compliance with all applicable laws and regulations to raise the concern with a supervisor, Human Resources, the president, the general counsel, the treasurer, the chair of the Board of Directors or of the Audit Committee, or any other Board member.