Make a Gift

Productive Alternatives is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing high-quality human service programming throughout Central Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota for the past 52 years. We are a growing agency that exists for the purpose of helping people improve the quality of their lives by offering diverse, cost effective programs. We need your support to continue our programs!

Your contribution is safe with us. You can trust our secure donation system-but more importantly, you can trust us to be good stewards of your gift. If you have questions about your gift, call 218-998-5630 or 218-338-2691 or email us at You may also review our information on the Minnesota Charities Council.

Leave A Legacy

Productive Alternatives offers many giving options to its donors-including the opportunity to make a gift now or plan a future gift. Planned giving can reduce your taxes or provide income while you're living, and also help Productive Alternatives deliver high quality human services in perpetuity.

Through our planned giving programs you can:

  • Leave a legacy in your name or that of a loved one.
  • Receive guaranteed income through a charitable gift annuity.
  • Reduce your taxes.
  • Put assets to work with a charitable remainder trust.
  • Leverage your giving by purchasing a life insurance policy.
  • Provide for your heirs by funding a charitable lead trust.

For more information about leaving a legacy, please call Steve Skauge at 218-998-5630 or email at

Investing in People

Help Productive Alternatives reach more people in our communities who need us. When you make a gift or donate items, you are investing in the future of hundreds of individuals that require human services that we provide.

Your tax deductible contribution will go a long way in providing and improving the quality of lives of the people we serve by offering diverse, cost-effective programs. The resources we need to deliver these services come from a variety of sources, including Federal, State and County contracts, grants, fees for services, and sale of products.

However, despite these diverse funding sources, we are still dependant on donated income to keep our programs operating. Thank you for making a donation!

Donor Privacy

Productive Alternatives is committed to safeguarding information about its contacts. We do not rent, sell, or distribute personal information about our donors with outside companies or individuals.

If you provide your home or email address to us, we may use it to send you informational materials that are intended to keep you updated about our activities. You will always have the opportunity to opt out of these communications. If you have a question or have received this information from us in error please email us.


Productive Alternatives appreciates everyone who makes a donation to our agency. Many individuals/businesses and partnerships have stepped up and invested in our cause. We are thrilled that so many people in our communities believe in "what we do." Please feel free to use the printable form as indicated on this page to make your donation.

To donate, print this form and send it to:

Productive Alternatives Development Fund
1205 North Tower Road
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

You can also call us at 218-998-5630 to make a donation by telephone!