The Community Foundation receives national recognition

Highest Standards

The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. receives national recognition from The Community Foundations National Standards Board.

NationalStandards_LOGOJoin us in celebrating our accreditation from The Community Foundations National Standards Board.

What it means for us:  We have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability.

What it means for our community:  The recognition says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community.

What it means for our donors: The National Standards seal confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes — to support the arts, cultivate gardens, fund medical advancements, expand literacy, feed children — and support countless other important causes.

The National Standards for U.S. Community FoundationsÔ were created in 2000 in cooperation with the Council on Foundations. National Standards guide community foundations in establishing legal, ethical and effective operational practices that serve as blueprints for internal development and benchmarks for external assessment. The 41 National Standards require The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc.  to document its policies in donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration. To receive confirmation of National Standards compliance, The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. submitted its organizational and financial policies and procedures to the Community Foundations National Standards Board for a rigorous peer review.