Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Standards

Compliance with National Standards

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is Confirmed in Compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

The standards were created in 2000 to help community foundations establish and maintain legal, ethical, and effective operational practices to ensure transparency and financial responsibility. To attain recognition for compliance, community foundations undergo a rigorous evaluation process that addresses 43 national standards. The standards are organized in the following six areas:

  • Mission, Structure, and Board Governance
  • Resource Development
  • Stewardship and Accountability
  • Grantmaking and Community Leadership
  • Donor Relations
  • Communications

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County is a member of the Council on Foundations and a member of the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance.