Areas of Focus

The Portage Foundation funds projects in six areas of focus.

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education – Education related issues from pre-school through higher education, as well as vocation education, adult/continuing education, enrichment and literacy.  Not for specific individuals.
  • Economic Development
  • Environment – Issues affecting the quality of the environment and natural resources.
  • Health – Health related issues such as promotion of wellness, medical research, care, treatment as well as public health programs, substance abuse and mental health, but not for a specific individual.
  • Human Services – Social Service programs such as child care, senior citizen centers, volunteer type agencies, children’s homes, food banks and emergency relief, but not for a specific individual.