Donor Opportunities

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The Portage Park District is a government agency, and the Portage Park District Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to support the work of the Portage Park District. Charitable contributions can be made to either organization and are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law; please consult your tax and legal advisors for the latest information. Click here to learn more about the Portage Park District Foundation.

There are many ways that you can help support the Portage Park District in our mission to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage. Listed below are many of the ways you can make a difference.


Cash Donations - Make a Donation

The easiest way to make a gift is to write a check made payable to “Portage Park District Foundation”, the non-profit organization established to support the Park District. Cash donations may be designated for a specific project or they may be undesignated, in which case the funds will be available for the Park District’s most important needs. Checks can be mailed to Portage Park District Foundation, 705 Oakwood St., Suite G-4, Ravenna, OH 44266.

If you would like to make a Paypal or credit card donation to the Portage Park District Foundation to support conservation, parks and trails in Portage County, please complete the following form. This is a two-step donation process. This will help us to use and acknowledge your gift as you desire.

Upon receipt, we will send you a thank you letter acknowledging your generous donation. Please keep this receipt for tax deduction purposes.

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Corporate Giving

Companies can sponsor Park District programs and places. Some employers may match their employees’ charitable contributions.

Planned Giving

The Portage Park District and the Portage Park District Foundation are able to receive donations of cash, stocks, bonds and land in a variety of ways, including by bequest in a person’s will. Please contact the Park District Executive Director and your advisors for more information.

Donations of Land

We have heard from many folks who love their land and want to see it preserved forever, and we have already received generous donations of land for parks and preserves. There are a variety of conservation options that could provide various benefits for landowners; please contact the Executive Director to learn more.

Donations of Time

We can always use volunteers! Please see our Volunteer Opportunities section to learn about ways individuals and groups can help the Park District.