CFFK has received accreditation by meeting the nation’s highest standards for philanthropic excellence. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates CFFK’s commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability in local giving.
Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, CFFK has been accredited since 2005. The National Standards program establishes legal, ethical and effective practices for community foundations everywhere. With over 500 community foundations accredited nationwide, the program provides quality assurance to donors, as well as to legal and financial advisors.
“The National Standards accreditation is a seal of approval,” said Dianna Sutton, President and CEO of the Community Foundation. “When people make a charitable gift, bequest or establish a fund, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage their investment wisely and honor their wishes.”
The program requires CFFK to document its policies for donor services, investments, grant making and administration. Said Randy Royster, board member of the Council on Foundations, “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process. It represents a foundation’s commitment to demonstrate accountability and excellence to communities, policymakers, and the public.”