In addition to funds, people are the other asset of the Foundation. A wide range of people take on governance and operational roles:
- The Foundation Board consists of 10 directors who bring experience, skills, networks and a commitment to the region. Terms are fixed and public applications are invited when vacancies arise.
- Three Board Associates were also appointed in 2015 to observe board meetings and contribute, and to build engagement with younger and more diverse networks.
- Staff is currently an Executive Officer with a part-time Community Philanthropy Coordinator. 1.2EFT, who both bring experience in philanthropy and place-based community development.
- The volunteer base of the Foundation has expanded rapidly in recent years, engaging people to support the Foundation in meaningful ways, and expand networks.