Donor Resources

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.


DonorCentral, 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.

Southeastern Council of Foundations

The Southeastern Council of Foundation (SECF) is one of the nation’s largest regional associations of grantmakers, serving more than 330 of the most dynamic foundations and corporate giving programs in the South. SECF works in partnership with members in 11 Southeastern states to serve, strengthen, promote and champion the South’s philanthropic voice and infrastructure through engaging programming, leadership development training, access to unique resources and invaluable connections. By encouraging insightful philanthropic collaboration, SECF creates opportunities to increase the region’s grantmaking impact and empower transformational community change.

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

- James Russell Miller

Learn about the benefits of giving.

View Benefits of Giving.