National Standards Accreditation Affirms Our Commitment to Excellence

Northfield Shares is pleased to announce that we have recently received accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that Northfield Shares meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence.

“This is a significant accomplishment,” said Mary Lynn Oglesbee, Board Chair. “When people trust Northfield Shares with a charitable bequest, to establish a fund, or set up an annuity, they do it knowing that we have met rigorous standards for donor services, investment management, grantmaking and administration.

We’ve always worked hard to do good, right here in Northfield. And we’ll continue to work with you to achieve your charitable goals. National Standards ensures that we have policies in place for financial stability and longevity, affirming our continued commitment to our donors, grantees and community. In short: We are a proven place to give.

The process of earning National Standards accreditation is arduous. The program requires community foundations to document our policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. Our documentation was reviewed by a community foundation expert from a panel appointed by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C.

“The National Standards accreditation says this house is in order” said Donna Rae Scheffert, Grants Committee Chair and Board Member. “It is excellent validation of the work we do on behalf of our donors and our community.”

With your help, Northfield Shares has become a more effective partner for impacting the causes you care about. Thanks for working with us.

Northfield Shares was accredited with National Standards in December of 2019.