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Reasons to Give

A donation to the Community Foundation of Portage & District is an investment in our community now and forever! Contact our office at 204-856-1971 to discuss further.


Benefits to Donors

  • Choice of several easy and convenient ways to donate

  • Gifts can be customized to meet personal philanthropic goals 

  • A charitable tax receipt for the amount donated

  • Donating can lessen your Capital Gains tax

  • Donors can give a gift to an established endowed fund or take the opportunity to create their own endowment fund to support one or more of their favourite charities

  • Gifts can be anonymous if the donor wishes

  • Name the Foundation as the beneficiary of Insurance Policies

  • Designate a portion of your estate in a Will and/or Bequest


Benefits to the Community

  • Grants to local non-profit charities ensure donors' gifts stay in the area

  • Quality of life in our community is enhanced through grants given to non-profit projects and programs

  • Adaptable with the needs of our community as times change

  • All aspects and operations of the Community Foundation of Portage & District are governed by a volunteer board of local leaders. 


Solid history of endowment investing since 1994

  • All endowed funds are pooled and professionally managed by Cardinal Capital Management Inc.

  • Pooled investing results in higher yields and more growth 

  • Permanence: the endowed funds will always exist and  continue to support the community forever

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