LBCF Receives National Standards Accreditation


After a great deal of hard work, we’re pleased to announce our re-accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations! National Standards is an accreditation that indicates our commitment to excellence and accountability. This is the highest standard for philanthropic excellence.

Our mission is to initiate positive change for Long Beach through charitable giving, stewardship, and strategic grantmaking. We work hard in facilitating our donor’s intentions and supporting Long Beach nonprofits. National Standards says that we meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and is a promise to our community that we’ll continue to do this good work together.

National Standards is not mandatory. We chose to go above and beyond by affirming our commitment to excellence and accountability. Our accreditation provides assurance that we have sound policies and practices in place. In short, it means we meet the highest standards for local giving.

To receive accreditation with National Standards, LBCF submitted our policies and procedures to a rigorous review of 26 National Standards in six key areas of community foundation operations, including donor services, investment management, grantmaking, and administration.

The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® program was established in 2000 in cooperation with the Council on Foundations. For more information about National Standards, visit