Imagine being able to touch and shape the future right now. Where your investment comes 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.

Interested in speaking with a staff member regarding starting an endowed fund? Contact us today. 

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Donate by check:

Make Checks Payable to the Portage Foundation and Mail: 
Portage Foundation
PO Box 623
Kent OH 44240

Please indicate in memo line where to direct your donation.

Donate via PayPal:

Click the button below to donate online via PayPal. You’ll be able to select the fund to direct your donation as well:

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.

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. 

Partner with the Portage Foundation for:

  • Flexibility
  • Involvement
  • Tax Advantages
  • Simplicity
  • Lasting Legacy