National certification is our highest credential: your assurance that the Community Foundation meets ethical and operational standards. National and state memberships demonstrate our commitment to professionalism in philanthropy.
The Community Foundation meets National Standards for operational quality, donor service and accountability in the community foundation sector.
The National Standards Seal indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations 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. The National Standards Seal 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.
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 require the Community Foundation to document its policies in donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration.
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
The Community Foundation is a member of the Council on Foundations, an association of more than 2,100 grantmaking organizations and corporations. The Council on Foundations works to create an environment where the philanthropy movement can grow and thrive.
Florida Philanthropic Network
The Community Foundation is a member of the Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.
Danielle Blangy CameronV.P.for Personal and Family Philanthropy
"My decision to make a donation to the Community Foundation came down to trust. I knew that my dollars would be used to serve the community under the able stewardship of foundation staff."
CPA, Boca Raton