Ways to Give

Since 1991, PALCUS has endeavored to advocate for the Portuguese-American community through government, cultural, educational and community programs that specifically serve our community.


We have been fortunate to gain the support of foundations, such as the Luso-American Development Foundation, and grant-making entities such as the Regional Government of the Azores for specific programs, such as the National Conference, PALITICUS podcasts, informational Webinars, the Elected Officials Database and the Internship Program.


Special sponsorships have helped with the PALCUS National Scholarship Program (the Rosa Family Scholarship Fund with matching funds from Merrill Lynch) and the Annual Congressional Reception & Meetings (Anchor Construction, Virginia Construction Supply, Potomac Concrete). 

Unrestricted funds, however, are needed to support the small staff and office in Manassas, Virginia that keep us responsive to the community's needs every day.  Your donations keep the doors open and the lights on so that the all volunteer board can work for you, our constituents.

How can you help?

1) Direct mail:  Mail your check payable to PALCUS to 9255 Center St., Suite 404, Manassas, Va 20110

2) Via your credit card or PayPal

3) When you shop AmazonSmile through Amazon.com, Amazon gives!  Sign up and designate "Portuguese American Leadership Council of the U.S" as your charity of choice or enter our

EIN 52-1739459.  PALCUS benefits each time you shop! Learn more HERE

Join the "PALCUS Legacy Society" Through Charitable Bequests

As part of their family estate planning, some PALCUS members have named PALCUS as a beneficiary in their wills. Your legacy will continue on through PALCUS' work to benefit our community for generations to come. Contact your financial advisor and your attorney to determine if this is right for you.

Information that your attorney will need:

Name of Organization: Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States, Inc.

Address: 9255 Center St., Ste. 404, Manassas, VA 20110

EIN: 52-1739459

Want to learn more?  Contact Marie Fraley, Managing Director at palcus@palcus.org or 202-466-4664

PALCUS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the IRS Tax Code. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged.

PALCUS has earned the 2018 Bronze Guidestar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency.  See our profile HERE