NCCF receives National Standards
North Carolina Community Foundation in top philanthropic tier nationally
The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has once again met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards for operational quality, integrity and accountability, according to Diane Miller, manager of the Community Foundations National Standards Board, an accreditation organization of the Council on Foundations (COF). This is the second time NCCF has received the National Standards Board’s top designation and a renewal of the initial 2007 award.
The National Standards Board compares the distinction to the Good Housekeeping Seal for community foundations. “It says that the North Carolina Community Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to accountability, excellence and service,” Miller said.
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program is administered by the COF and requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, resource development, investments, communications, grantmaking, community leadership and administration. The program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors and their legal and financial advisors. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program is the first of its kind for charitable foundations in the United States.
“These independent designations confirm the trust that our affiliate foundations, donors and financial advisors across North Carolina place in the NCCF,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, president and CEO of the NCCF. “I know I speak for our staff, directors and affiliate boards throughout the state when I say that NCCF is truly grateful to receive national recognition for the high standards we’ve put in place to ensure integrity, accountability and the stability of our organization now and into the future.”