You… can change lives!

Northwoods helps over 300 people a year who live in Columbia, Marquette, and Sauk Counties.Your generous donation can help support Northwoods mission and make an empowering difference in the lives of people with diverse disabilities, families, and seniors who live & work within our communities.

Putting a leaf on our tree

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”~ Nelson Henderson


Northwoods has a seven-foot tall Donor Recognition Tree filled with personalized leaves to recognize your kind gift. You can also use leaves to make a memorial to a loved one, honor someone special, or leave a lasting legacy.

Green Leaf: Total donations of $250 to $499
Bronze Leaf: Total donations of $500 to $999
Silver Leaf: Total donations of $1,000 to $2,499
Gold Leaf: Total donations of $2,500-$4,999
Acorn Plaque: Total donations of $5,000 or more

Gifting by cash or check

If you wish to make a gift by check or cash, please send to:
Northwoods Inc. of Wisconsin
PO box 357
Portage, WI 53901

Leaving a Legacy

“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy”
~Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

The Northwoods Endowment Fund was established in 2005 by the Board of Directors for the sole purpose of attracting community support for the mission of Northwoods. Donations will remain invested into perpetuity while the earned interest will be withdrawn annually to support our mission of service to the community.

Ways you can gift and leave a legacy to Northwoods

  • Money
  • Assets
  • Property
  • Stocks
  • Life Insurance
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Bequests through your Will

Northwoods Inc. of Wisconsin is a 501(c) 3, nonprofit charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Before considering any major gift(s), consult with your attorney and/or financial advisor for the best advice in your situation.