Grants | Donor Advised Funds

A donor advised fund functions in a way similar enough to a private foundation that it gives donors a great sense of comfort, ensuring that they can remain involved in their charitable giving long after the gift has been given. The benefits of creating a donor advised fund rather than a private or family foundation are simply too attractive to ignore – IRS reporting is done by the Community Foundation, there is no minimum annual payout from the fund, research into non-profit entities or causes can be carried out by the Foundation, donor anonymity can be assured, children and/or grandchildren can participate and get a lesson in giving back….the list of benefits is endless.

The Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc. currently holds more than 75 donor advised funds. If you have established a donor advised fund here at the Community Foundation, or if you are considering your own personal philanthropic plan that may include a donor advised fund, use the link below to access the Donor Advised Fund Guidelines of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley.

Donor Advised Fund Guidelines

It is easy to request a distribution from your already established donor advised fund with the Community Foundation. Download a copy of our CFOV Donor Advised Grant Request Form, complete and sign the form, and mail or email ( to the Foundation office. Your request will be promptly considered and, as appropriate, distributions will be made. Distributions can be made in your name, in the name of the fund, or anonymously, as you wish. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at for assistance.