National Standards Accreditation

Higher Standards

The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

To receive National Standard accreditation is not mandatory, but it does involve a rigorous review of 26 national standards in five key areas of community foundation operations, including mission, structure, and governance, resource development, stewardship and accountability, grantmaking, and donor relations.

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.

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