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Fund Advisor FAQs

Our Fund Advisor portal is a valuable resource that allows those who advise a CFFRV fund to view recent fund activity, make contributions, and more. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to further guide you as you use your fund. For information specific to scholarship Fund Advisors, please see our Scholarship Fund Advisor FAQs underneath the main FAQ section.


How do I. . .

Access the portal?

To access the portal at any time, visit and sign in using your username and password.

If you serve as an advisor for multiple charitable funds, you will see the “Choose Fund” menu once you have successfully signed in. Choose the particular fund with which you wish to interact.

Make a distribution?

Those with donor advised funds can either make a distribution request via the Fund Advisor portal ( or fill out our Distribution Suggestion Form – Donor Advised Funds.

Those with restricted funds can make a distribution request by filling out our Distribution Suggestion Form – Restricted Funds.

Make a donation?

Click Give Now or Find a Fund to make a gift online.

Create or change my fund profile page?

For assistance related to your fund page, please contact please contact Anna Toole, Donor Services Coordinator, at 331-208-9424 or  (Note: some limitations apply.)

Tell others about my fund?

Sharing your fund page with others is simple. Once your fund page is created, we provide you with a short link, which you can then share with your community so they can quickly and smoothly navigate to your fund page.

Know how much money is in my fund, or see who has donated to my fund?

This information is available within the Fund Advisor portal.

Make someone else a Fund Advisor?

Please contact Anna Toole, Donor Services Coordinator, at 331-208-9424 or  to discuss making this change.  

Retrieve or change my login information?

Please contact Anna Toole, Donor Services Coordinator, at 331-208-9424 or to receive a link with instructions to reset your login/password information.  



Thank someone who donated to my fund?

You are welcome to thank donors (who have not requested anonymity) as you wish! However, we do send acknowledgement letters to each named donor for you as part of our services. This includes the name of the fund, the donation amount, and important tax information.

Instruct someone to donate to my fund by mail?

Online donations are always accepted. Donors must include our name when addressing the envelope. Both of the following iterations are acceptable:

"Fund Name"
c/o Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
PO Box 4786
Aurora, IL 60507-4786


Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
PO Box 4786
Aurora, IL 60507-4786

Drop off a cash donation?

Please contact our office at 630-896-7800 to confirm staff availability.

Ask a question?

We would love to answer any additional questions you may have. Please contact our office at 630-896-7800 or, or reach out to Anna Toole, Donor Services Coordinator, at 331-208-9424 or



Scholarship Fund Advisor FAQs


How do I. . .

Make a distribution?

Those with scholarship funds administered through the CFFRV Scholarship Program do not make distributions separate from the scholarship award agreed upon in their fund terms.

Those with scholarship funds administered by a committee outside of the CFFRV Scholarship Program should contact our Scholarship Team at or 630-896-7800 to discuss the distribution process.

Tell others about my fund?

For those with scholarship funds who wish to promote said funds, it is important to remember that students cannot apply to any one individual scholarship. Rather, when they apply to the CFFRV Scholarship Program, they are potentially considered for many scholarships within the program. Please direct anyone interested in donating to your fund or applying for the scholarship to our website.  We always welcome Fund Advisors’ enthusiasm in promoting their fund as part of the larger program! For any other scholarship fund-related questions, please contact our Scholarship Team at or 630-896-7800.  

Know when someone has been awarded a scholarship from my fund?

Please contact our Scholarship Team at or 630-896-7800.

A community foundation is a donor-driven organization that helps donors custom-design funds that reflect their charitable interests. Through the years, grants from these funds have made a significant impact on our local communities.

Sharon Stredde

President Emeritus

…you can always start small, even $25 can make a difference. Remember we can’t take our money with us. Even if it’s just your gift of time. Volunteer and get involved.

Cris Anderson

Cristina & Thomas S. Anderson Endowment Fund | Tom & Cris Anderson Colonial Advisory Fund

There’s no question in my mind that the scholarship I received opened up possibilities.

Marianne Renner

Past Scholarship Recipient & Current Leadership Coach

We chose the Community Foundation because of its reputation. It’s well known, established and we can trust them to do the job for us.

Dick Schindel

Richard and Susan Schindel Scholarship Funds

Thank you very much for supporting my college education for these four years. I will never be able to repay you for the opportunity that this scholarship has given to me.

Julia H.

[Renewing Scholarship Recipient] Graduate of Hinkley-Big Rock High School

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I was worried about how I was going to pay for books and supplies. This scholarship will allow me to focus more on my studies instead of worrying about how to afford college. I am working to not only create opportunities for myself but to motivate future generations. Thank you so much for helping me along this journey!

Moises J.

Claude & Alice Allen Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Install Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley

Install this application on your home screen for quick and easy access when you’re on the go.

Just tap then “Add to Home Screen”

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