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National Standards Accreditation

Higher Standards

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois has recently been accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

We work to support the causes our community cares about, which include the arts, education, health and wellness, the development of strong families, and community development and capacity building. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to do this good work together, right here in Central Illinois.

National Standards is not mandatory. We chose to go above and beyond by affirming our commitment to excellence and accountability. Our accreditation provides assurance that we have sound policies and practices in place. In short, it means we meet the highest standards for local giving.

To receive accreditation with National Standards, The Community Foundation of Central Illinois submitted our policies and procedures to a rigorous review of 41 National Standards in six key areas of community foundation operations, including donor services, investment management, grantmaking, and administration.

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™ program was established in 2000 in cooperation with the Council on Foundations. For more information about National Standards, visit www.cfstandards.org.

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is confirmed in
compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations

Community Foundation National Standards