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Building on a Foundation of Philanthropy

A worldwide movement of communities coming together to help themselves.

Coronavirus Response Fund

Learn how CFCV donors are making an impact.


Our Areas of Focus


Receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity.


We support the work of nonprofits through grants, funding information resources and more.


We work toward a vibrant and engaged Chattahoochee Valley.


Exceptional operations allow us to build and sustain our capacity to achieve our mission.

We are the premier center for thoughtful philanthropy for people who want to make their communities better, both during and after their lifetimes. 

What is a Community Foundation?

Learn more about the history of community foundations, how they work and the impact that have in their communities. 

The Smiths' help students achieve their dreams of attending college.

Read how high school senior, Genesis Cooper, is attending college, with assistance from the James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship family. 

On the Table - Your Voice Matters.

Residents of Columbus and the surrounding areas came together on a single day each year from 2017 to 2019  to discuss not only what’s great about our community, but also ways to make it even better — more sustainable, just, safe, strong and vibrant. Learn more about what came from this civic engagement initiative. 

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Accomplish Your Charitable Dreams

As our partner in giving, you receive the simplicity and tax advantages of a public charity combined with the personal recognition, involvement and flexibility of a private foundation.