The National Standards Advisory Committee was organized in October 2015 in response to the growing importance of the role of the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® in policy.
History demonstrates, as with the creation of the Standards program, that self-regulation can help ward off harmful and misguided regulation. As community foundations continue to face scrutiny by policymakers—particularly around donor advised funds as vehicles to “park money”—this Committee was tasked with identifying key issues faced by community foundations and consider steps that can be taken to address them. This may include recommended revisions to the National Standards or other proactive opportunities the Council on Foundations could act upon on behalf of the sector.
Committee Recommended Changes
Effective January 1, 2017:
- Define grant activity (or inactivity) for donor advised funds
Note: For any organization already accredited or applied for accreditation before January 1, 2017, this information can be submitted during the re-accreditation process.
With a membership of only accredited community foundations, this Committee includes representation from the Community Foundations National Standards Board, the Council on Foundations Board of Directors, and accredited foundations from across the field.
Communities Foundation of Texas
Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
The Dallas Foundation
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Albuquerque Community Foundation
Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
Jennifer Tolle Whiteside
North Carolina Community Foundation
The Community Foundation
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation