Gulf Coast Community Foundation has renewed its accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Administered by the Community Foundations National Standards Board, the accreditation is considered one of the nation’s highest standards for philanthropic excellence. Gulf Coast Community Foundation was among the first community foundations to earn the designation back in 2006, and it has remained accredited since then. The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations establish legal, ethical and effective practices for community foundations. The National Standards program requires foundations to document their policies for donor services, investments, grant-making and administration. It is designed to provide quality assurance to community foundation donors, as well as to their legal and financial advisors. Gulf Coast is one of 14 community foundations in Florida currently confirmed in compliance, according to the National Standards website. The foundation’s renewed accreditation lasts for one year.