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National Standards

The Ashland County Community Foundation meets all National Standards for U.S. community foundations in regard to operational quality, donor services and accountability in the community foundation sector.

The National Standards Seal by our name indicates the official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards of excellence in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says 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 donots' wishes - to support the important causes about which they care.

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program was established in 2000 in cooperation with 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 forty-three National Standards require the Ashland County Community Foundation to document its policies in donor services, investment management, grantmaking, and administration. To receive confirmation of National Standards compliance, the Ashland County Community Foundation submitted its organizational and financial policies and procedures to rigorous peer review.

For more information, visit the Council on Foundations Website.

 

 


ACCF meets all National Standards for U.S. community foundations in regard to operational quality, donor services and accountability.