Ways to Give

             Since 1991, PALCUS has endeavored to advocate for Portuguese-Americans                                   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 HERE

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

4) Matching Gifts: Your employer may double or even triple your donation!  Learn more HERE.

Join the "PALCUS Legacy Society" Through Charitable Bequests   

Making a gift in your will.

As part of their family estate planning, some PALCUS members

have named PALCUS in their wills.

Your gift can be made in memory of or in honor of a loved one as

a legacy to continue 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.




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

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