National Standards

Seeking Compliance?

Let us help.

As the effects of the economy become more defined and competition for gifts increases, National Standards are more important than ever. Compliance shows evidence of your excellence. It guides sound policies and accountability. It builds capacity to carry out your missions. And, it makes you distinctive from other types of organizations.

Midwest Community Foundations’ Ventures, in conjunction with your local regional association of grantmakers, supports your effort to be confirmed and reconfirmed with National Standards. Scroll down to browse a range of resources available to you as a benefit of your membership.


Why National Standards?

Download the presentation – a comprehensive tool for sharing the value of National Standards compliance with your board and staff

Take part in a live training call where we’ll give you pointers for using the Why National Standards presentation (TBD)


National Standards Overview

This one-page handout is perfect for understanding and sharing the basics about National Standards—what they cover, what they’re for, how the process has changed, what support is available, and the cost of accreditation.





Website Guide

This simple two-pager offers a “point-by-point” guide to navigating the new, one-stop National Standards site, – a robust, online library that is packed with tools and must-see information about National Standards.