CFA Earns National Standards Accreditation Seal

CFA Again Meets Rigorous National Standards Requirements

Community Foundation for the Alleghenies (CFA) recently has been approved for reaccreditation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®, an indication of CFA’s commitment to exceed all federal and state requirements for accountability and provide excellent service to stakeholders in the region.

The accreditation program says its seal is only awarded to community foundations that continue to meet comprehensive standards: “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.”

CFA has long maintained the rigorous process for accreditation and was among the first 200 community foundations in the U.S. to earn the Accreditation Seal from National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®, which launched in 2005.

This year, the Foundation also achieved GuideStar by Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest possible rank from GuideStar, a nationally established source of information about U.S. charities and nonprofit organizations.

“These two recognitions are a result of our ongoing commitment to follow best-practices and help our donors care for our community in the most responsive and responsible ways possible,” CFA President Mike Kane said.