National Standard 10: A Board and Staff Actively Developing Broad Support

A community foundation has, or is actively working to develop, broad support in the form of contributions from many separate, unrelated donors with diverse charitable interests and accepts and administers diverse gift and fund types to meet the varied philanthropic objectives of donors and the needs of the community it serves.

Key Elements 

10.1 Does your board have a plan to develop long-term support from many separate unrelated donors that includes development of unrestricted assets that are under the discretion of the board?

10.2 Does the board discuss and review the asset development plan at least annually? 

10.3 Has the foundation registered with the appropriate state and local authorities in each state in which the foundation is soliciting contributions? Click here for more information: