Understanding a Foundation’s Charter: Arelis Diaz, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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This podcast is part of GrantCraft’s Theory of the Foundation series, which explores the role and purpose of foundations and offers a framework for introspection on three core elements – charter, social compact, and operating capabilities – that together shape a foundation’s structure and approach. 

“Charter” refers to the foundation’s scope, form of governance, and decision making protocol at the highest level. This encompasses: board composition, where and how decisions are made, values, issue focus, and culture.

In this episode, you’ll hear the voice of Arelis Diaz, a program officer at W.K. Kellogg Foundation, reflecting on how the foundation's charter serves as “source code” for its work today.

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