You’ll find us well qualified.

You can be proud that yours is New Jersey’s first Nationally Certified Community Foundation.

Created in 2000, National Standards define legal, ethical, and operational best practices for community foundations. Certification requires an extensive peer review of policies and procedures conducted by experts in the field and administered by The Council on Foundations in Washington, D.C.

Our recent re-certification (required every five years) means that the Princeton Area Community Foundation continues to meet the most rigorous standards in philanthropy, demonstrating our commitment to financial security, transparency, and accountability.

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