Foundation in compliance with national standards
YARMOUTHPORT - All over Cape Cod people know that the Cape Cod Foundation is the regionâ??s leading philanthropic organization. Now the Foundation, which last year distributed more than $9 million in grants and scholarships, has received national acknowledgment for excellence in community giving.
The Cape Cod Foundation was recently notified that the Council on Foundations has confirmed that they are in compliance with the national standards for U.S. Community Foundations including all legal, ethical and effective operational practices.
â??It is essentially the philanthropic fieldâ??s good housekeeping seal of approvalâ? - Foundation President Elizabeth Gawron
â??It is essentially the philanthropic fieldâ??s good housekeeping seal of approval,â? Foundation President Elizabeth Gawron said. â??We are delighted to have achieved this status. Adopting and adhering to high standards is the best way we can demonstrate our ongoing commitment to maintaining the trust of our donors and the entire community.â?
The Foundation underwent an extensive review of its organizational and financial policies and procedures in 2005 to achieve this recognition.
The Council on Foundations is a membership organization of more than 2000 grant making foundations and giving programs worldwide.
The Cape Cod Foundation is a charitable community trust established as a non-profit organization in 1989 to serve the people of Cape Cod by linking community resources with community needs. More importantly, the Foundation extends the reach of philanthropic dollars by pooling and investing funds to leverage more spending ability and provide a perpetual resource for the community.