National Standards For U.S. Community Foundations
In 2006, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley was confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.
In 2011, we were recertified by the National Standards Committee for continuing to meet exemplary operational standards in the administration of our Community Foundation.
The Council on Foundations and leaders of the community foundation field created the National Standards to aid community foundations in establishing legal, ethical and effective operational practices that demonstrate transparency and financial responsibility.
In addition, National Standards were developed to distinguish community foundations from other philanthropic vehicles, build the capacity of community foundations to carry out their missions, and assist the field with self-regulation in a manner viewed positively by the Internal Revenue Service.
A detailed description of these standards is available from the Council on Foundations.