Oklahoma City Community Foundation Receives National Accreditation

Monday, March 12, 2012 10:00 am

by Cathy Nestlen

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

Earlier this year the Oklahoma City Community Foundation received confirmation of our compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. This designation denotes that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. The reconfirmation serves as an indication of a community foundationís integrity and demonstrated excellence. We received our initial confirmation of compliance in 2006 and must go through the reconfirmation process and submit supporting documentation every five years.

Being in compliance with the National Standards is important to our organization as part of our ongoing commitment to accountability and due diligence, says Nancy B. Anthony, executive director.

The National Standards serve as both a blueprint for internal organizational development and a tangible set of benchmarks for external demonstration of operational excellence in the following six key areas:

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

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation, a public charity, was founded in 1969 as a simple and convenient way for anyone who wanted to make a charitable impact on their community could do so. For more information visit www.occf.org.