Supporting Our Nonprofit Partners
You work every day to improve life in Centre County and beyond. Centre Foundation can support that meaningful change by partnering with you through endowment funds, grants, community-wide initiatives, and training opportunities. Our staff has a deep knowledge of the nonprofit field, and we share that expertise with nonprofits to support sustainable and successful organizations.
Being the beneficiary of an endowment fund will help ensure future success by providing your organization with annual funding to count on for years to come. It also demonstrates to donors that the community has significant trust and support in your mission. And of course, when invested with Centre Foundation, your fund benefits from the expertise of our investment committee and advisors and is bolstered by our $70 million in assets.
Centre Foundation has a variety of granting programs to support the work of our local nonprofits. Programs support all kinds of work, across all nonprofit sectors and focuses.
Training and Support
In addition to our various granting programs, we offer marketing and communications training, advice on best practices for board and staff, and sample documents for organizations. We are also available to answer any questions that you may have. You can protect your organization from the worry of accepting complicated gifts of assets by working with Centre Foundation. Not all gifts can be accepted, but Centre Foundation can help you navigate how to evaluate gifts and recommend appropriate processes.
Centre Foundation believes in the value of programs and projects which enhance community engagement. We support community-wide initiatives by funding local partnerships, as well as sponsoring national or regional partnerships which focus on local projects.
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We make the greatest impact with our partners who hold endowment funds with us. We work closely with these organizations to help assure the work they do is funded for years to come. By having an endowment, they demonstrate significant community support and an understanding of the value of planning for the future. Learn more about each of our endowment partners below.
Ready to partner with Centre Foundation? Contact Molly Kunkel to get started today.