Code of Ethics

Personal and Professional Intergrity

All staff, board members and volunteers of the Fund act with honesty, integrity and openness in all their dealings as representatives of the Fund. The Fund promotes a working environment that values respect, fairness and integrity.


The PEACE Fund has a clearly stated mission and purpose, approved by the board of directors, in pursuit of the public good. All of its programs support that mission and all who work for or on behalf of the organization understand and are loyal to that mission and purpose. The mission is responsive to the constituency and communities served by the Fund and of value to the society at large.


The PEACE Fund has an active governing body that is responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and oversight of its finances, operations, and policies. The governing body:

Legal Compliance

The Fund is knowledgeable of and complies with all laws, regulations and applicable international conventions.

Responsible Stewardship

The organization and its subsidiaries manage their funds responsibly and prudently. This includes the following considerations:

Openness and Disclosure

The Fund provides comprehensive and timely information to the public, the media, and all stakeholders and is responsive in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information. All information about the Fund will fully and honestly reflect the policies and practices of the Fund.

Program Evaluation

The Fund regularly reviews program effectiveness and has mechanisms to incorporate lessons learned into future programs. It is committed to improving program and organizational effectiveness and develops mechanisms to promote learning from its activities and the field. The Fund is responsive to changes in its field of activity and is responsive to the needs of its constituencies.

Inclusiveness and Diversity

The Fund has a policy of promoting inclusiveness and its staff, board and volunteers reflect diversity in order to enrich its programmatic effectiveness. The Fund takes meaningful steps to promote inclusiveness in all of its activities.


The Fund is truthful in its solicitation materials. It respects the privacy concerns of individual donors and expends funds consistent with donor intent. Important and relevant information to potential donors is disclosed.

The PEACE Fund's Code of Ethics draws on The Statement of Values and Code of Ethics for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations, drafted by a subcommittee of the Independent Sector Ethics and Accountability Committee. Its members (with affiliations at the time of their service on the subcommittee) included;