The Otsego Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have recently received accreditation with Community Foundations National Standards®. This accreditation, signified by the Seal shown here, indicates that the OCF meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. 

“This is a significant accomplishment. When people trust our organization with a charitable bequest, to establish a fund, or make a donation, they do it knowing that we have met rigorous standards for donor services, investment management, grantmaking, and administration.”

–OCF Executive Director Dana Bensinger

We have worked hard to make a positive impact here in Otsego County. Community Foundations National Standards ensure that we have policies in place for financial stability and longevity, affirming our continued commitment to our donors, grantees, and community. In short, we are a proven place to give. 

The process of earning Community Foundations National Standards accreditation is arduous. The program requires community foundations to document our policies for donor services, investments, grantmaking and administration. Our documentation was reviewed by a community foundation expert from a panel appointed by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C. 

“The Community Foundations National Standards accreditation validates the work we do on behalf of our donors and our community,” says Dana Bensinger.  

With your help, the OCF has become a more effective partner for impacting the causes you care about. Thanks for working with us. 

The Otsego Community Foundation was accredited with National Standards in January 2024.