Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

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The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has recently been re-accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

National Standards says that the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation meets the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to do this good work together in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut.

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 Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation submitted our policies and procedures to a rigorous review of 26 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.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.