The Portage Foundation
To inspire philanthropy, build endowments, impact causes, and engage community leaders in Portage County, Ohio.
Portage Foundation News
Portage Foundation 2023 Annual Report
The 2023 Annual Report has been release by the Board of Trustees. The report outlines the impacts the foundation has had within the area and our generous donors.
J.D. Langguth Memorial Scholarship
Created by J.D., along with his wife and children, this scholarship was established so that his legacy of giving back – to anyone in need – can continue in perpetuity.
Portage Foundation Awards $133,000 in Grants
The Board of Trustees of The Portage Foundation recently awarded over $133,000 in grants to 23 area non-profit organizations. Janice Simmons-Mortimer, Executive Director of The Portage Foundation, also noted “The Portage Foundation began to award grants in 2000, and since that time we have provided over $800,000 to support well over 100 programs serving Portage County.”
Celebrating 25+ Years of Driving Meaningful Change Through Philanthropy
The Portage Foundation was established in 1997 from the assets realized through the sale of the Greater Portage Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice. The Foundation was created to build a permanent source of income to meet community charitable needs and the philanthropic needs for our donors. The Portage Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) public charity and has more than $8 million in assets.
Imagine Leaving A Legacy Within The Community You Love
The Portage Foundation is a charitable organization created by and for a community of people. It is supported by local donors and overseen by a board of private citizens who work toward the greater good of the community. Funds come from a variety of sources, including bequests and living trusts, and are invested in perpetuity. The investment earnings are then distributed to worthy organizations or causes.
The purpose of a community foundation is two-fold:
- To grow endowments that will continually benefit its defined area through grant-making and other charitable activities;
- To serve those who donate to the endowment by helping them to accomplish their charitable goals.
The Portage Foundation, like all community foundations, is governed by a board of trustees comprised of community leaders and is administered by professional staff. Operating expenses are paid from an annual fund fee and from gifts designated by donors to cover foundation operating and program costs.
Our team is ready to help connect members of the community with the organizations and individuals working to make Portage County a vibrant and resilient area. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and services.
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