Giving Circle
Giving back feels better when we do it together

Each year, Centre County joins together in a celebration of local organizations. Your membership is pooled together with other members to create a $10,000 grant that you get to decide where it goes. At our reception in Fall, meet your fellow members, hear pitches from the organization finalists, and vote on what local organization is bestowed a $10,000 grant.

The Giving Circle event provides a space for those interested in starting to give back to their community to meet other like-minded individuals. Together, we can make a more vibrant Centre County.

Why Should I Join?
  • Network with other community-minded individuals
  • Pool your charitable gifts to make an even bigger impact
  • Vote for your favorite non-profit to receive grant funding
  • See your impact first-hand at the Spring gathering

The Giving Circle cocktail reception will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Axemann Brewery.

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Countless lives have been brightened by Centre County individuals just like you

Centre Foundation is devoted to ensuring that age is not a hindrance to philanthropic endeavors. the Giving Circle’s membership is based on a sliding scale to ensure that no matter your age, joining is obtainable.

$139,000 in grants to local non-profits since 2006

Curious about who has benefited? See some of the local non-profits below.

  • Bellefonte Art Museum
  • Discovery Space
  • Hearts for Homeless
  • Interfaith Human Services
  • Park Forest Preschool
  • House of Care
  • Housing Transitions
  • Strawberry Fields
  • Centre Helps
Help decide the next bullet point on the list