The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is pleased to announce that we have recently been approved for re-accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®.
This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.
“This is a significant accomplishment,” said Joel Brashear, Board Chair. “When people trust the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky with a charitable bequest, to establish a fund, set up an endowment, or administer a grant, they do it knowing that we have met rigorous standards for donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration.”
We’ve always worked hard to do good, right here in Southeastern Kentucky. And we’ll continue to work with you to achieve your charitable goals. National Standards ensures that we have policies in place for financial stability and longevity, affirming our continued commitment to our donors, grantees and community. In short: We are a proven place to give.
The process of earning National Standards accreditation is arduous. The program requires community foundations to meet 26 National Standards covering Mission, Structure, & Governance; Resource Development; Stewardship & Accountability; Grantmaking; and Donor Relations. As part of this we must document our policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. Our documentation was reviewed by a community foundation expert from a panel appointed by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations in Arlington, V.A.
With your help, the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky has become a more effective partner for impacting the causes you care about. Thank you for working with us.
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky was initially accredited with National Standards in December 2011, and has been re-accredited three additional times.