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.
Standards, Codes, and Ethics
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.
NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Community Foundation of Greater New Britain President Jim Williamson has been appointed to the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the national Council on Foundations charged with accrediting community foundations across the country and fostering standards of excellence in community philanthropy.
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This document outlines a leadership development and emergency succession plan for the Council in the event the president is unable to fulfill her duties.