National Standards

The Harrison County Community Foundation was found in compliance with the Council on Foundations National Standards for Community Foundations in 2008 and re-certified in July 2014. This means we have met the most rigorous peer review of our organizational and financial policies and procedures in philanthropy.

Why is it so important to be compliant with the National Standards set forth by the Council on Foundations? National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations mark an individual and collective commitment and an outward sign that community foundations take their responsibility very seriously. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability.

National Standards establish legal, ethical, effective practices that withstand the scrutiny of donors, government and media. Community Foundations use National Standards to promote self-regulation in a manner viewed positively by the Internal Revenue Service which has increased its scrutiny of charities.


Confirmed in compliance with
National Standards for U. S. Community Foundations

These Standards set consistent expectations among community foundation boards and provide a framework for documenting, communicating and providing training and technical assistance to advance best practices. National Standards-compliant participants have met benchmarks for quality in their operations and service. 


Our organization earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency!


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