Online Giving

Accept one-time or recurring gifts from credit cards, debit cards, or ACH (U.S. only).

With online giving, you can accept one-time or recurring gifts from credit cards, debit cards, or ACH (U.S. only). You first have to apply for a merchant account with our partner and provider Vanco.

Once you're approved, your contributors can give electronically through your church's website, a text message, or the app!


When you enter a credit or debit card number in Realm, we ask you to also enter your card's Card Verification Value (CVV) number.

Your CVV number is a three-digit number located on the back of any MasterCard or Visa card. It is a four-digit number on the front of any American Express card.

Transitioning from Access ACS?

If you plan to transition from ACS Pay Plus to Realm Online Giving, your online contributors will automatically transfer when you convert. Once it's complete, Access ACS will be turned off. We recommend you set a target date and give yourself 30 days to deactivate Access ACS and activate Realm.

If you receive any gifts in Access ACS once the conversion begins, you'll need to manually enter or import any gifts into Realm.

If you need help with your transition, contact your implementation specialist.

Questions about your Vanco merchant account?

Contact Vanco at 1-800-673-6906, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM CT.

You can also email Vanco at

Online Giving Resources

Need a boost to help encourage your congregation to give online? We've got you covered! Use the links below to promote the versatility and convenience of giving online with Realm at your church.


Launch toolkit

Realm Connect – Giving video