Centre PACT Grants
Encouraging Next Generation Philanthropy

Centre PACT (Philanthropic Actions Created by Teens) is a program that brings together high school students from across the county to discuss issues facing their peer group, learn about potential solutions that nonprofits offer, and ultimately fund the programs that they think will be most effective. Participating students establish focus areas and priorities they are interested in supporting, request proposals from local nonprofits, raise funds to support grants, and then decide which organizations to support.

How Centre PACT Works

This granting cycle begins in late fall when Centre PACT students request applications. Grants are awarded in late spring. Because students only meet monthly, the process for Centre PACT grants is a bit longer than that of our other programs. Funding for Centre PACT grants comes from the Centre PACT Fund.

Since 2016, members of Centre PACT raised and granted over $30,000 to 21 local nonprofits.

Joining Centre PACT
Centre County high school students are encouraged to apply to join the Centre PACT program, which aims to give participants a hands-on, student-led look at philanthropy, as well as an opportunity to learn about themselves, each other, and Centre County. Applications to join the Class of 2020 are now closed. Students will be notified of their acceptance to the program by Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
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