Shape the Future and Leave a Lasting Legacy

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Imagine being able to touch and shape the future right now. Imagine investing with an exponential return. Imagine your legacy, long-lasting, alive in the hearts of others for many years to come. Let us help you bring your gift to life.

Community foundations represent one of the fastest-growing areas of philanthropy. Anyone can use the foundation to give back to our community. Assets that you donate create several types of funds to support your charitable goals.

We offer a full menu of planned giving options to tailor your gift.

You can create a fund in honor of someone you love, celebrate a special event, broadly or narrowly support issues you care about, or to areas in greatest need.

Your fund will be pooled with our other funds and professionally managed. The Portage Foundation invests your charitable donation and awards grants to many humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations in our region.

As your philanthropic partner, The Portage Foundation can help you make your greatest charitable impact through funds that are flexible, innovative and personalized. We offer many creative and rewarding ways to donate to the community, some with significant tax advantages. We can even help you create a giving plan and share ideas for involving your family in philanthropy.

Through a partnership with The Portage Foundation, you will receive the flexibility, involvement, and recognition of a private foundation with the tax advantages and simplicity of a community foundation. 

We also offer a variety of planned gifts that allow you to give now or in the future through bequests, trusts and annuities. These instruments carry certain advantages based on your personal tax, financial and planning needs. We’ll also work in partnership with your professional advisors to help you meet your goals. 

We welcome the opportunity to help you establish a fund or make the charitable contribution that best suits your needs. Contact us today to get started. 

To make a contribution to The Portage Foundation, please use the Donate button above. You will be redirected to a PayPal form where you can specify your gift amount and the area/program where you would like your contribution to be used. We appreciate your support!