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Donate to a Community Fund

How to donate to a Community Fund, with or without a Charityvest account.
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Anyone that has the link to a Community Fund can make a donation, provided the fund is switched on to Accept contributions.
It is possible to donate as a Charityvest user or as a guest.

Charityvest user donations

Donations to a Community Fund are seamless for a Charityvest account holder. The donation checkout flow is similar to the charity grantmaking experience, made via a linked account or existing balance. This transaction will be reflected in the donor's Activity history.
Here's how Community Fund donations from Charityvest accounts differ from grants to charity:
  • Donations to Community Funds are instant and not reversible.
  • There is no option to designate donations to Community Funds.

Guest donations

Guest donations are possible via credit card or debit card. There are three main ways a guest can make a donation on Charityvest:
  • One-time card contribution: Guest donors can enter their credit card information and submit their gift instantly. A tax receipt will be emailed at the time of donation.
  • Recurring card contribution: If a guest wishes to make a recurring gift to a Community Fund, they will need to agree to create a Charityvest account to complete the donation checkout process. This allows the donor to manage their recurring gift should they need to make any changes in the future. By claiming their Charityvest account, donors will be able to view, edit, or cancel their recurring gift. They will receive a Welcome email immediately following their donation checkout to complete their account registration.
  • Other methods of giving: If you wish to donate to a Community Fund and do not currently have an account, it takes seconds to get set up and contribute via:
See specific guidance on alternative methods of Community Fund giving as a guest below:

DAF Transfer

You can donate to a Community Fund via DAF transfer by creating a free Charityvest account and completing the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Set up a Charityvest account if you do not already have one.
  2. 2.
    Visit your current DAF provider and initiate a DAF transfer following our instructions, by requesting a grant to our charitable entity, Charityvest, Inc. (EIN: 81-2771871), and including your Charityvest account email in the notes section. When we receive the DAF transfer, we can then assign the balance to your Charityvest account.
  3. 3.
    One the balance has settled, you can make an instant transfer from your Charityvest balance to your Community Fund.

ACH or Wire Transfer

You can donate to a Community Fund via ACH or wire transfer by creating a free Charityvest account and completing the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Set up a Charityvest account if you do not already have one.
  2. 2.
    Send us a note to [email protected] letting us know, and we'll send you wire instructions. Our bank charges an $18 inbound wire transfer fee which will additionally be deducted.
  3. 3.
    One the balance has settled, you can make an instant transfer from your Charityvest balance to your Community Fund.

Check

You can donate to a Community Fund via check by creating a free Charityvest account and completing the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Set up a Charityvest account if you do not already have one.
  2. 2.
    Please notify us at [email protected] to let us know the check is on the way. Please include the email address associated with your Charityvest account in the memo of the check. We will process the check and credit the amount to your Charityvest fund within 10 business days, once received.
  3. 3.
    One the balance has settled, you can make an instant transfer from your Charityvest balance to your Community Fund.
Checks should be sent to:
Charityvest, Inc.
75 5th Street NW, Ste 2200
Atlanta, GA 30332

Stock or Cryptocurrency

You can donate to a Community Fund via stock or crypto by creating a free Charityvest account and completing the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Set up a Charityvest account if you do not already have one.
  2. 2.
    Follow our instructions on how to contribute stock or crypto.
  3. 3.
    One the balance has settled, you can make an instant transfer from your Charityvest balance to your Community Fund.

Company Match

You can donate to a Community Fund via company match by creating a free Charityvest account and completing the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Set up a Charityvest account if you do not already have one.
  2. 2.
    Follow our instructions on how to contribute via company match.
  3. 3.
    One the balance has settled, you can make an instant transfer from your Charityvest balance to your Community Fund.