April 2019

We earned our SEAL!

The Cadillac Area Community Foundation has earned our Community Foundations National Standards Seal again for another year.  The Community Foundations National Standards Board confirms operational excellence in sex key areas-mission, structure, governance, resource development, stewardship and accountability, grantmaking and community leadership; donor relations; and communications.  The accreditation process is rigorous, and undertaking it demonstrates a community foundation’s commitment to accountability and excellence to its donors, its community, policymakers, and the public.

After many months of submitting information, policies, and summaries of our practice, we are very proud to announce that Cadillac Area Community Foundation is a Community Accredited Foundation.

The Seal provides a transparent validation of the high value of community foundations, it recognizes the commitment we have made to operational excellence.  It speaks to our donors, community partners, and board our commitment to sound policies and accountability that better positions us to promote philanthropy.  As we will continue to connect donors to causes they care about and provide leadership on important community needs and issues.

The Accreditation Seal is only awarded to those community foundations that continue to meet comprehensive standards.  The Accreditation Seal is a sign to donors and to their professional advisers that our community foundation is a sound place to give and Where you can make a difference.

Best, Doreen