The Foundation’s Board of Directors serves as a committee of the whole in all grantmaking functions. The initial directors were elected to terms which established a rotation system. The current term of service is three years, with a limitation of nine years of service.
In addition to officers, the Foundation’s governance involves these standing committees: Executive, Audit, Distribution, Finance, Investment, Nominating, and Community Outreach. Other community representatives who are not members of the Board also serve on committees.
The Board also may seek advice from individuals and organizations throughout Central Massachusetts and from experts from throughout the Commonwealth and the country to support its work, especially in the formative phase of a new funding initiative.