The Paso del Norte Community Foundation announced Tuesday morning that it has received re-accreditation from the Council on Foundations – National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program for a 3-year period.
“The Paso del Norte Community Foundation joins 92% of the nation’s community foundations that participate in the National Standards Program,” foundation officials shared via a news release.
Established in 2013, the Paso del Norte Community Foundation is a public charity supporting the philanthropic goals of individuals, families, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations to improve health, education, social services, economic development and quality of life in the entire region.
Accredited community foundations receive a seal of accreditation that symbolizes and assures donors and professional advisers that the community foundation is a valued place to give and make a difference.
The National Standards Program accredits community foundations that yearly meet 26 comprehensive standards and demonstrate best practices and operational excellence in the following categories:
Mission, Structure and Governance; Resource Development; Stewardship and Accountability; Grantmaking; and Donor Relations.