We support organizations that are working to create a better future for Centre County by providing them with grants and training throughout the year.
Grant opportunities include recurring annual grants from endowed funds, donor-led participatory granting programs like Centre Gives and Giving Circle, competitive grants through Field-of-Interest funds, innovative grants through Centre Inspires, and scholarship funds. Training opportunities include sessions tailored to Centre Gives and to Centre Inspires, as well as various individual trainings requested by the organizations we serve.
Centre Gives is an annual 36-hour online fundraiser for Centre County nonprofits that encourages giving and community engagement.
Centre County high school students who participate in Centre PACT award grants to nonprofits that are addressing issues facing their peers.
Field-of-Interest Grants support projects in a variety of fields of interest as designated by certain endowed funds.
Giving Circle Grants
Each year, Giving Circle members pool their contributions and choose a compelling community project to receive a grant of $10,000 or more.
Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts
Centre Foundation is a regional partner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) program. We administer PPA grants for Centre, Clinton, Clearfield, and Huntington counties.
Scholarships are available for students in all Centre County school districts, students from certain school districts outside of Centre County, current college students, and returning adult students.
Annual Grantees include nonprofits, schools, churches, and governmental organizations.
Grants from Designated Funds
Grants from Designated Funds are recurring annual grants from our endowed Designated Funds to specific organizations.
COVID-19 ACTION Fund Grants
Funding from the COVID-19 ACTION (Activating Contributions to Invest in Operations of Nonprofits ) Fund provided operational and programmatic support to local nonprofits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
From 2014 to 2019, Centre Inspires funded innovative projects benefiting Centre County residents.
We support nonprofits through more than just grants. We also offer educational opportunities, advice on accepting gifts, and community-wide events such as Centre Gives.
"We chose to create our fund at Centre Foundation because it is an integral part of our community."
Dorothy and Paul Rigby
Ready to partner with Centre Foundation? Contact Rachael Hartman to get started today.