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The Accountability Self-Assessment Tool is a comprehensive resource to help unstaffed private foundations ensure that they are complying with key federal laws and regulations and assess how well they are engaging in generally recommended good practices for being accountable to the public.
The materials consist of a questionnaire, check list, worksheet, glossary and resource list. The questionnaire, available by component or in one complete document, and the entire selection of tools are available in the following sections.
An extensive resource list to help foundations learn more about any of the topics and issues covered in the tool. The resources in the list are grouped by the same topics and sub-topics used in the self-assessment questionnaire.
A glossary of key words and concepts used in the self-assessment tool.
An MS Excel spreadsheet to help a foundation tabulate its responses.
Use this checklist to ensure that your foundation is complying with the law. (All the legal items in the checklist are also included in the Accountability Self-Assessment Questionnaire).