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  • The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Receives National Recognition

    The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has received reaccreditation with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. This accreditation indicates that The Foundation meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. The recognition comes from the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C.
    “This is a significant accomplishment. When people donate to The Foundation, they do it knowing that we have met rigorous standards for donor services, investment management, grant making and administration." said Scott Barnes, president of The Foundation's board.
    The process of earning National Standards accreditation is an arduous one that The Foundation has met since 2006. Accreditation provides assurance that The Foundation has sound policies and practices in place. To receive accreditation, The Foundation underwent a rigorous review of 26 National Standards in six key areas of operations. This accreditation will be in place for three additional years. Accreditation is not mandatory, but The Foundation continues to become accredited because of their commitment to excellence and accountability.
    "This reaccreditation is an excellent affirmation of the work we do on behalf of our donors, grantees and community. Because of donors’ generous contributions, The Foundation has become, and will continue to be, an effective partner for impacting the causes donors care about. These National Standards ensure that we have policies in place for financial stability and longevity.” said Kathy Milam, Executive Director.
    The Foundation offers a range of charitable funds.  Donors may advance a cause in areas such as human services, education and youth, and community development.  They may provide support to a specific organization, to a field of interest, or to unspecified community needs. To learn more, visit www.cfdrr.org or call 434-793-0884