Donors: Manage Your Fund Online

By using DonorCentral, you can view your fund balance, gifts to the fund, and grants made. In addition, donor advisors can recommend grants online.

Donor advised fundholders, click here for DonorCentral

All other fundholders, click here for DonorCentral  

If you are having trouble logging in to DonorCentral, please contact Paula O'Brien by calling (401) 427-4018 or by .

Frequently Asked Questions About DonorCentral


  • How do I get a copy of my fund statement, and when are grants paid out?
    Register for DonorCentral and view your fund status and fund report anytime. Fund status reports are issued every six months, in mid-February and mid-August. For donor advised funds, grant recommendations may be submitted at any time. Recommendations that are submitted by Tuesday (except when it is a major holiday) will be paid on Friday.

  • How do I get my user name and password?
    We send you a user name and password with your initial registration to DonorCentral. If you "Forgot your Password", click the link to have it sent to you directly. Your email address must match the one in your registration. Alternatively, you can email , advised grants administrator, who will help you access the site.

  • How do I add to a fund that I established?
    To contribute directly to an endowment, you may Contribute Online by credit card or mail a check to Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Station, Providence, RI 02903, indicating the name of the fund to which the gift should be directed.

  • If I have a donor advised fund, are there restrictions on the suggestions I make?
    Generally, grants must be made to organizations that the IRS recognizes as tax exempt, charitable organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or to governmental entities for a charitable purpose. To comply with applicable IRS regulations, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Board of Directors retains the final responsibility for approving distributions from funds. IRS rules also dictate that grants cannot be used to fulfill personal pledges or for any other purpose from which you would receive a personal benefit. Examples include ticket or table purchases to a fundraising dinner, greens fees for a charity golf tournament, or pledges made to an organization.

  • Can you help me find effective charities to support?
    Our professional staff is a valuable resource for you. They can work with you in identifying organizations involved in the causes you care about, including opportunities for you to "co-fund" projects the Foundation is supporting. You also can make use of Guidestar, an online resource of federally tax exempt organizations.


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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