Higher Standards For Greater Peace of Mind.
Community Foundation National Standard Certified.
The North Texas Community Foundation is Community Foundation National Standard certified. This higher standard of certification provides confidence and assurance to our donors, professional advisors and partners.
The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The National Standards Seal also confirms our history of honoring donors’ wishes – to improve the lives of those in North Texas and beyond by supporting arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environment, and health and human services.
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program was established 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 43 National Standards require the North Texas Community Foundation to document its policies in donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration. To receive confirmation of National Standards compliance, The North Texas Community Foundation submitted its organizational and financial policies and procedures to Community Foundations National Standards Board for a rigorous peer review.
The North Texas Community Foundation has been awarded the GuideStar Exchange Gold certification for our demonstrated commitment to transparency. GuideStar’s Exchange program is designed to encourage greater nonprofit transparency and allow nonprofits to supplement the public information that is available from the IRS. The program’s gold, silver and bronze participation levels are structured to recognize nonprofits based on the amount of information they share with the public.
Click here to view the Community Foundation’s GuideStar profile or to learn more about the Exchange program.