Meeting the Highest Standards in Giving

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa is accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®—the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. CFNEIA is the only nationally accredited foundation in our 20 county region.

We work to support the causes our communities cares about. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our region that we'll continue to do this good work together.

National Standards is not mandatory. We chose to go above and beyond by affirming our commitment to excellence and accountability. Our accreditation provides assurance that we have sound policies and practices in place. In short, it means we meet the highest standards for local giving.

To receive accreditation with National Standards, CFNEIA submitted our policies and procedures to a rigorous review of 26 National Standards in six key areas of community foundation operations, including donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration.

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program was established in 2000 in cooperation with the Council on Foundations. For more information about National Standards, visit www.cfstandards.org.

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