Community Foundation Receives National Recognition
Shasta Regional Community Foundation recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establishes legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, Chair of the Community Foundations National Standards Board. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates Shasta Regional Community Foundation demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability as it carries out its mission.”
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. With over 500 community foundations already accredited nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. Established in 2000, this is the 10th consecutive year of compliance with National Standards by Shasta Regional Community Foundation.
“This is critically important to our donors,” said Kerry Caranci, Shasta Regional Community Foundation CEO. “When people make a charitable bequest or establish a fund, they are putting their trust in us. They are counting on us to manage the investment wisely and honor their charitable wishes. The National Standards accreditation says our house is in order.”
Shasta Regional Community Foundation works to meet critical community needs and support local causes in Shasta and Siskiyou counties, including hosting the online North State Giving Tuesday event, establishing a Community Disaster Relief Fund in response to the Boles Fire in Weed and managing an expanding regional scholarship program.
Shasta Regional Community Foundation offers a range of charitable funds, allowing donors to advance a cause, support an individual organization, or provide flexible support for community needs. In addition to affirming the organization’s philanthropic services, the accreditation validates Shasta Regional Community Foundation’s grantmaking practices for the nonprofit community.
For more information on the National Standards Board, visit its website at www.cfstandards.org.