A foundation’s practices are what determine its contribution to reducing inequality
Paper submitted by the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation to the Collectif des fondations québécoises contre les inégalités on the occasion of its consultation on tax incentives for foundations.
It is not the tax incentives that benefit foundations that increase or alleviate inequality. Rather, it is the specific missions and practices of each foundation that determine whether its contribution represents genuine added value in the interest of the common good and reducing inequality.
Adopted by the Board of Directors of the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation, September 2019.