ACCF is accredited by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program represents a community foundation’s commitment to going above and beyond federal and state requirements to demonstrate accountability and excellence to communities, policymakers, and the public. As community foundations face regulation at the state and the federal level, the accreditation program provides an additional layer of rigorous, sector-driven and enforced accountability.
The Accreditation Seal is only awarded to those community foundations that continue to meet comprehensive standards. Those receiving the Accreditation Seal have demonstrated their commitment to the success and well-being of every cause and person they support and are willing and able to stand by every grant they have made. Dollars set aside for charity are limited. The Accreditation Seal signals to donors and to their professional advisers that a community foundation is a sound place to give and make a difference.
92% of the nation’s largest community foundations participate in the National Standards Program. In 2013 alone, community foundations gave an estimated $5.2 billion to nonprofit activities in fields that included health and human services, the environment, education, and disaster relief.
The Allegan County Community Foundation helps donors achieve their charitable giving goals, provides grants to non-profits serving Allegan County, awards scholarships to deserving youth, and offers a wide variety of assistance to non-profits.
Growing our assets is a priority. The more we grow, the more we can serve the Allegan County community.