Our Pledge to Donors and Supporters
EGPAF takes its mission of eliminating pediatric AIDS – and its attendant management and stewardship responsibilities – extremely seriously. We are immensely grateful to the individual and organizational donors and stakeholders who enable us to continue our lifesaving work around the world.
We are proud to be a well-managed organization that holds itself to the highest ethical standards and administers its funds responsibly. Here are some of the systems, controls, and initiatives EGPAF has put in place to ensure that your generous contributions are well managed and go where they are most needed.
Corporate Culture – From top to bottom, EGPAF’s culture is one of professional integrity. We conduct annual trainings for staff on business ethics, including procurement ethics. In addition, we have a “zero tolerance policy” for fraud; we have implemented a Fraud Prevention and Identification Program, and have empowered employees to report concerns anytime through our 24-hour Whistleblower Hotline.
Internal Controls – EGPAF has put internal controls, policies, and procedures in place that regulate all aspects of our operations in the U.S. and overseas. These controls include monthly internal reviews of financial transactions and expense reports; procurement controls, and policies regarding the use of equipment and other resources. We also have a clearly defined Conflict of Interest Policy and disclosure process.
Human Resources – EGPAF seeks to hire and retain staff members who demonstrate the highest levels of integrity as well as professional competency. We have several key positions and units to promote and verify compliance (such as the Director, Internal Audit; International Accounting compliance group; Awards & Compliance staff; and field-based compliance staff). Our field operations are extensively supported and carefully overseen by headquarters.
External Verification – EGPAF is subject to thorough annual audits of its financial statements and management controls by an independent auditor and we have received clean audits. Further, EGPAF has undergone several reviews of our field operations by donors, including USAID, CDC and UNICEF, and we have met donor standards in all cases. Finally, we meet all the transparency and ethical standards of the independent rating service Charity Navigator.
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