Donor and Funding Partner Selection Criteria

Donor and Funding Partner Selection Criteria

The FNIH accepts unrestricted gifts, and gifts for specific programs and purposes, provided that they are not inconsistent with its mission, purposes, and priorities.
The FNIH applies a variety of criteria to aid in determining the appropriateness of a gift or contribution to the organization or its programs, to avoid gifts or the contributions that would reflect unfavorably on or compromise the integrity of the FNIH or the NIH.

The FNIH does not accept gifts or contributions that:

  • are in violation of the FNIH’s statutory authority or state corporate charter
  • are too restricted in purpose, or too difficult or burdensome to administer
  • are intended for purposes outside the mission of the FNIH
  • are from the tobacco industry, unless given as the result of a court settlement
  • would compromise the credibility of the research or other funded activity
  • are otherwise determined to be inappropriate.

The FNIH does not accept anonymous gifts or contributions from corporations.

The FNIH reviews gifts and contributions for actual or potential conflicts of interest and, if appropriate, alerts or advises its Board of Directors. 

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