Standards, Codes, and Ethics

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Main Street Community Foundation Receives National Recognition

BRISTOL, CT -- Main Street Community Foundation recently received notification that it has again met the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
CCP Response to Charlottesville

HARTFORD, CT -- On behalf of the staff and board of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Judith Meyers, board chair, Michael Johnston, board vice chair, and Karla Fortunato, president, have penned the following response to the riots in Charlottesville.

Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice

Independent Sector’s Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice is the foremost guide for sound and successful practice by charities and foundations in the United States. Thirty-three principles succinctly provide clarity about legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, strong financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.

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