The Community Foundation meets National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in our sector.
The Community Foundation meets National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in our sector. This certification assures the utmost in transparency, donor accountability, fundraising, grantmaking and financial practices.
Administered by the Council on Foundations, National Standards guide community foundations in establishing legal, ethical and effective operational practices that serve as blueprints for internal development and benchmarks for external assessment.
The National Standards Seal indicates that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says that our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. It also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes—to support the arts, education, conservation/preservation, health issues, expand literacy, feed children—and support countless other important causes.
To receive confirmation of National Standards compliance, the Community Foundation submitted its organizational and financial policies and procedures to a rigorous peer review.
Council on Foundations
We are active members of the Council on Foundations, an association of more than 2,100 grantmaking organizations and corporations.
Florida Philanthropic Network
We participate on many levels with the Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.