Non-Discrimination Policy Sample 
Our thanks to the Gill Foundation for guidance with this policy and information piece.
The Brindle Foundation has established guidelines reflecting the values of our family, one of the most important being that of inclusion.  Therefore, we ask that all organizations receiving grants from Brindle provide us with a copy of their non-discrimination policy approved by its board of directors pertaining to employees, volunteers and/or those who receive services from your organization.
We recognize that some organizations serve specific populations, such as girls, and the Foundation will support organizations that assist such groups which have been historically underserved or have faced discrimination in the past.  However, we will still require a policy of non-discrimination covering employment and the recruitment of volunteers.

Organizations using a fiscal sponsor must submit their own policy and that of the fiscal sponsor.

Even organizations run entirely by volunteers must submit a policy statement.  We expect you to be inclusive in your recruitment of willing volunteers and one day you may grow sufficiently to warrant the hiring of paid staff.  


Below is an example of a general policy statement of non-discrimination. If you do not currently have such a policy, you are welcome to copy this for your own use and submit it for approval and adoption by your board.

(Organization) is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Brindle Foundation requires that any organization seeking grant assistance submit a written copy of its nondiscrimination policy signed by the chair of its board and the executive director before consideration of a grant request.   The Brindle board will review policy statements as part of its overall review of proposals.

We welcome you to direct any questions to Mary Nell (