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Portage County Deputy Sheriff's Association Fundraisers & Grants

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The PCDSA is not officially affiliated with Portage County, and is its own charitable organization recognized by the State of Wisconsin. It is organized and operated by the Portage County Deputy Sheriff's Association (PCDSA).

Wisconsin Charitable Organization Certificate Number: 72-800


Garbage Bag SalesPCDSA Logo

The Portage County Deputy Sheriff's Association (PCDSA) very popular Garbage Bag Fund Raiser happens all year long.

Cost: $40.00/box with 70 bags each

Garbage bags are available for pickup at the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours or by calling (715) 346-1270.

Proceeds benefit Portage County programs such as: youth oriented soccer, football, baseball, softball, Special Olympics, Project Graduation, Christmas is for Children, College Scholarships, Cops n’ Bobbers, Portage County Passenger Safety Association. PCDSA has also purchased video and computer equipment for local schools.


PCDSA Concert Series

The Portage County Deputy Sheriff’s Association has announced their annual benefit show which will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Theater @1800, located on the Sentry Insurance grounds.  Coming to perform for us this year is a Tim McGraw tribute singer.  If you didn’t receive a phone call and would like to donate to this event, you can call 715-254-9124.


Youth Activity Grant

Grant Overview

The Portage County Deputy Sheriff’s Association (PCDSA) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the youth of Portage County.  As part of our mission, the members regularly donate money to worthy organizations and causes in and around the area that primarily benefit children.  This application is the main tool used to sort out all of the requests for funding from the many worthwhile causes and groups that make requests for funding.

The PCDSA supports these donations through many fundraising activities, such as garbage bag sales, concerts, and member dues. 

Who is Eligible?

Community-based groups and organizations, local government agencies, schools, and faith-based groups working directly with children up to age 18 are eligible to apply.  Organizations with prior experience and projects with documented success will have preference in the award process.  It is highly recommended that successful grant applicants follow up with information regarding their project.  This will reflect positively on any future grant requests.

How Much is Awarded?

Grant awards are entirely dependent on the fund raising capabilities of the PCDSA throughout the year.  There is no guarantee of any specific funding level at any time throughout the year.  Typically all grant applications are for $500 or less, in order to ensure that available funds can be spread across many worthy causes throughout Portage County.  Larger grant requests may be considered using this application for special projects, however please understand that funding is limited and all requests must be accompanied by sufficient documentation and justification commensurate with the size of the request.

When is the Application Deadline?

Applications will be accepted any time during the year..  The Donation Committee will generally consider applications within 90 days of receiving it.  Decisions will be announced shortly after the Committee meets.  Larger donation requests require a vote of the entire PCDSA membership, and may be delayed for several weeks to accommodate proper participation.

How Will We Be Notified?

Notifications will usually be made by email as soon as the Donations Committee has properly acted on each request.  It is important to ensure that the email address provided is legible and current.  We prefer to make initial notification by email, otherwise a letter will be sent to the address you provided, but the response may be delayed by a few weeks. 

How Will the Award Be Made?

Actual monetary awards will be made to organizations as soon as practical.  Requests for consideration of any special time constraints regarding your project/schedule should be made as part of the initial application. Awards are made on an annual basis only.  No multi-year grants can be considered, due to the nature of our funding sources.  Organizations awarded a grant during this period will not be automatically granted funding in the following year(s).  A new application for a Youth Grant will be required each year.

How Do I Apply?

After reading these instructions, complete the attached application and return it to the PCDSA either in person at the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, or by mailing it to:

Portage County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
Youth Grant Application
1500 Strongs Ave.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3542

  2019 PCDSA Youth Activity Grant Cover

Any supplemental information (e.g. pictures, letters, and brochures) included with the application will not be returned, so please plan accordingly.  All requests for funding must be made on the current official PCDSA Youth Activity Grant Application.  Letters and other methods of requesting will not be honored.

What If I Have Questions?

Contact the PCDSA at the address provided, or feel free to contact the Donations Committee Chair, Travis Levandowski at: or 715-346-1400. 



College Scholarship Application

The Portage County Deputy Sheriffs Association (PCDSA) will be offering scholarships
to full-time students graduating in the Spring of 2020 from any high school in Portage
County to encourage educational growth. All applicants will be considered, but those
pursuing careers in Criminal Justice or related public service fields will be given higher

Application Information

Applicants must:

• Attend a high school in Portage County
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Provide a copy of their high school transcripts

Applicants please explain the following in a typewritten essay:

1. Tell us about yourself.
2. What career do you want to pursue and why?
3. List and explain any extracurricular activities and/or community activities in which you were involved while attending high school.
4. Why do you feel you are deserving of this scholarship?

All information must be received by March 18, 2020 to be considered.

Send this form, your completed essay and high school transcripts to the Portage County Sheriffs Office, Attn: Det. Blake Porter, 1500 Strongs Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481 in a 9"x12" or 10"x13" envelope by March 18, 2020.

2018 Scholarship Application



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