National Standards

In 2014, Central Kentucky Community Foundation received national recognition for meeting the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Developed in the spirit of accountability, transparency, and continuous self-improvement, National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations are philanthropy’s most rigorous standards — evidence that community foundations seek excellence for their communities and donors.

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations support an accreditation program for community foundations and their philanthropic goals. The standards serve as both a blueprint for internal organizational development and a tangible set of benchmarks for external demonstration of operational excellence in six key areas:

  • Mission, Structure, and Governance
  • Resource Development
  • Stewardship and Accountability
  • Grantmaking and Community Leadership
  • Donor Relations
  • Communications

As one of the youngest community foundations to ever achieve this distinction, Central Kentucky Community Foundation assures donors and community partners a high level of expertise and confidence in our work.