We know you care about the community where you live, work and play, which is why we have a variety of tools and resources so you can give easily and effectively. Let us handle the administrative details, so you can focus on the joy of giving.

Fund Advisor Portal

The Fund Advisor Portal, a service for Fund advisors, allows you to view your Fund balances, gifts to your Funds, grants made and grants pending with information updated daily. Donor Advised Fund advisors can make grant recommendations online at any time.


Candid, formerly Foundation Center and Guidestar, provides valuable information on nonprofit organizations. We use Candid as a part of our due diligence when researching nonprofits to ensure our donors are giving to healthy nonprofits.

Candid also strengthens the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. Through an annual grant made by CFCV, the Foundation Directory online grantmaking database is made available to all area nonprofits via the Columbus Public Library. This database and training materials offer a wide variety of tools and resources for nonprofits to search for available grant opportunities throughout the nation.

If you're interested in learning more about Candid or CFCV's due diligence process, our staff will be happy to talk through that with you!

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy serves nonprofit leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropy by offering news, advice, resources, and listings of career opportunities.

Philanthropy Southeast

Philanthropy Southeast (formerly Southeastern Council of Foundations) is a membership association of philanthropic organizations committed to the people and communities of 11 Southeastern states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It connects its members to experts, innovations and best practices in philanthropy while promoting peer-to-peer learning and leadership development. Philanthropy Southeast members comprise a diverse network of thinkers, problem-solvers and leaders who share their perspectives, ideas and insights in pursuit of a common goal: leveraging the power of effective, meaningful philanthropy to build a region where all people can participate and prosper.

Nothing else in all life is such a maker of good and cheer as the privilege of doing good.

- James Russell Miller