NCCF meets highest standard for philanthropic excellence in the community foundation sector

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) recently received reaccreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, once again meeting the highest standards for philanthropic excellence among community foundations. 

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations are philanthropy’s most rigorous standards and establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations.

Developed in the spirit of accountability, transparency, and continuous self-improvement, the standards are peer-driven, voluntary and self-regulatory. Community foundations voluntarily reconfirm their accreditation every three years. NCCF is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina, and has met the National Standards since 2007.

“This accreditation highlights our commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability that our donors, affiliate foundations and financial advisors across North Carolina have known for nearly 35 years,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF’s President & CEO. “We do this every day as we carry out our mission to Inspire North Carolinians to make lasting and meaningful contributions to their communities, and I am so proud to have this formally recognized.”

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program requires community foundations to document 26 specific standards within their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 500 community foundations accredited nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors.

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About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels.

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