National Standards

The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado meets National Standards for operational quality, donor service, and accountability in the community foundation sector.

To remain in compliance with National Standards, we annually review and submit our organizational and financial policies and procedures to a rigorous peer review. To meet all 26 standards, we are required to document our policies in donor services, investment management, grantmaking, and administration.

The National Standards seal indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado has met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. The National Standard seal also confirms that we honor donors’ wishes—to support the arts, education, human services, the environment, and countless other important causes.

Contact our staff to learn how a fund at the Community Foundation can help you achieve your philanthropic goals


Investment Committee
FY 2019-2020
Charles Bouchard, MBA
Denise Bretting, J.D.
Rob Harding
Susan Hine, Ph.D.
Robert Kearney, MBA
Teresa Mueller
Suzanne Peterson, MBACFA (Chair)

Audit Committee
FY 2019-2020
Connie Dohn, CPA
Chris Otto, CPA (Chair)
Ron Schneider
Cathy Schott, CFP
Lisa Larsen, J.D.

Assets: $121.3 M

(as of end of fiscal year, June 30, 2019.)

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