DuPage Foundation successfully renewed its accreditation status recently with the Community Foundations National Standards Board. Since 2009, when the program was first developed through the Council on Foundations, DuPage Foundation has adhered to the operational guidelines set forth in The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®.
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program certifies U.S. community foundations that meet and exceed federal and state law requirements in practice and by policy. The accreditation process is rigorous, and undertaking it demonstrates a community foundation’s commitment to accountability and excellence to its donors, its community, policymakers and the public.
A peer-reviewed accreditation, certification demonstrates DuPage Foundation’s adherence to the highest standards within its industry with regard to policies, procedures, operations and activities.
The Community Foundations National Standards Board, initially designed by community foundation leaders, the accreditation program reinforces integrity, professionalism, and legal compliance by the charitable giving sector.
The Council on Foundations (the Council), is a membership organization providing a wide variety of services primarily for endowed, grantmaking organizations throughout the United States and in foreign countries.