Whistleblower Policy

Marguerite Casey Foundation is committed to being an organization conducive to open discussion of our business practices. Our whistleblower policy applies to all Foundation employees, board members, and paid consultants. If you have reason to believe that this person has violated MCF’s policies or is in violation of a state or federal statute or regulation, you are encouraged to report your concerns by emailing .

Your email will be directed to the President & CEO, Board Chair, and the Foundation’s external ombudsperson. It is the Foundation’s policy to protect you from unlawful retaliation or discrimination by anyone affiliated with the Foundation as a result of your notifying either the Foundation when you have reason to believe the Foundation’s actions violate the law. The Foundation’s findings and actions will, to the extent possible, be communicated back to you. While the Foundation endeavors to maintain your confidentiality in the event you make such a report, your identity may have to be disclosed to conduct a thorough investigation, to comply with the law, or to provide accused individuals their legal rights to defense.

This policy prevents you from being subject to retaliatory action by the Foundation or any of its staff members if you report information where you have a reasonable good faith belief that the information discloses:

  1. A violation of a state or federal statute;
  2. A violation of a state or federal rule or regulation; or
  3. With respect to employee safety or health, unsafe working conditions or work practices at the Foundation.

The Foundation will not:

  1. Make, adopt, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy preventing you from being a whistleblower;
  2. Retaliate against you as a whistleblower;
  3. Retaliate against you for refusing to participate in an activity that would result in a violation of a state or federal statute, or a violation or noncompliance with a state or federal rule or regulation; and
  4. Retaliate against you for having exercised your rights as a whistleblower in any former employment.