HCCF receives national recognition

HCCF receives national recognition
Tyler Best
March 15, 2024 / 5 mins read

Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. Community Foundations National Standards establish legal, ethical, and effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

“Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Susie Nelson, board chair of National Standards. “This accreditation is a significant accomplishment that indicates Harrison County Community Foundation demonstrates a commitment to transparency, quality, integrity, and accountability as it carries out its mission.”

The Community Foundations National Standards program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking, and administration. With over 500 community foundations accredited nationwide, the program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors as well as to their legal and financial advisors.

HCCF President & CEO Julie Moorman emphasized that donors in Harrison County demonstrate their confidence in HCCF by regularly contributing generous gifts and establishing new endowment funds. “Community members rely on us to prudently manage their contributions and honor their charitable desires. The National Standards accreditation affirms what many already know: HCCF maintains high integrity and is a trusted organization."

The Community Foundations National Standards Board is a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations and is responsible for the quality, value, and integrity of compliance with National Standards. For more information on the National Standards Board, visit its website at cfstandards.org.