Public Disclosure Policy
1. The following documents will be made available to the public through the Paradigm Foundation’s website or upon request:
a. Articles of incorporation and all amendments;
b. Bylaws and all amendments;
c. Conflict of interest policy (on website); and
d. Form 1023 and all attachments;
2. The Form 990s are available on GuideStar. Before being posted on GuideStar, the Form 990 will be made available either upon request and reimbursement of copy costs or by other means allowable under the applicable Treasury Regulations.
The Paradigm Foundation’s financial statements will not be made available to the public, other than as reported on the annual Form 990. The financial statements are unaudited and are for reporting purposes to the board only. The financial statements represent the current understanding of the financial picture at that snapshot in time, and as such are reviewed by the board of directors. Without an independent audit or review of the financial statements and the information from which they are prepared, the Paradigm Foundation believes that it would be unwise to make them available to the public. The information set forth in the Form 990 has at least received the advice of the Paradigm Foundation’s independent accountant in its preparation, and to that extent, is a better picture of the Paradigm Foundation’s financial condition than the informal financial statements presented to the board during the year.