CFNIL Re-Accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown above, indicates that CFNIL meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

National Standards ensures that we have policies in place for financial stability and longevity, affirming our continued commitment to our donors, grantees and community. The process of earning National Standards accreditation is significant. The program requires community foundations to document policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking, and administration. Our documentation was reviewed by a community foundation expert from a panel appointed by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations in Arlington, V.A.

CFNIL President, Jon Bates, said: “The National Standards accreditation is excellent validation of the work we do on behalf of our donors and our community.”

With your help, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has become a more effective partner for impacting the causes you care about. Thank you for working with us!

CFNIL was one of the first community foundations in the nation to receive the National Standards accreditation in 2006, and has remained accredited since that time.

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