CF National Standards
In 2005, Pella Community Foundation was among the first in the nation to be authorized to display the seal of compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Programs. Re-certification was again granted in 2018 and 2021.
The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Program requires community foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grant making and administration. This program is designed to provide quality assurance to donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisers.
Legal & Ethical Business Practices
The Pella Community Foundation takes seriously its commitment to conduct business in a legal and ethical manner. The Pella Community Foundation urges anyone who observes or becomes aware of any matters implicating potential fraudulent or unethical behavior, questionable accounting, improper auditing or any related financial or ethical concerns relating to the Pella Community Foundation to inform the Chairperson of the Board of Directors by calling 800 621-7690 or by email at info@PellaCommunityFoundation.org.
The Pella Community Foundation maintains a policy of confidentiality with respect to all donors and prospective donors to the fullest extent possible. All information related to donors and prospective donors remains privileged and confidential. No information is discussed or released without the express permission of the donor or prospective donor. Any information released without express permission of the donor or prospective donor by any employee or representative of the Foundation will result in immediate action by the Board with possible termination of employment or relationship with the Foundation. These policies apply to Directors, staff and anyone else who has access to confidential information.