Impact Stories

Centre PACT Inspires the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Penns Valley Youth Center’s STEM Activities.   Schlow Library’s Art Exhibition Space for Teens. Both of these programs were supported by grants from various Centre PACT classes, who have raised and granted over $45,000 to 24 local nonprofits since 2016. Centre Foundation is home to Centre PACT, a hands-on philanthropy...
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Celebrating Back to School Season with Scholarships

Back-to-school season is officially here, which means that scholarships are being awarded as many students begin the next academic year. This year, over $300,000 was awarded from scholarship funds at... Read More >

Shining the Spotlight on Spotlight PA

For the past year, State College has been home to an independent, nonpartisan newsroom dedicated to high-quality investigative journalism in Pennsylvania. This organization, known as Spotlight PA, has opened its... Read More >

LGBTQA+ Youth Amplify Their Voices with Ridgelines

Shortly after the organization’s creation, Ridgelines Language Arts created a program to serve LGBTQA+ youth and allies in Centre County. The program, titled Poetry for the Present, is a series... Read More >

Turning the Tides Around Grief Support

While grief is a natural part of life, one organization is working to ensure that no one has to go through it alone. Tides is bringing individuals in our community... Read More >

A Guide to Who’s Who at Centre Gives Fest 2023

Centre Gives Fest is back for the second year and will take place during the 12th annual Centre Gives. On May 11 from 5:30-9 p.m. at Talleyrand Park, we will... Read More >

5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Nonprofits During Centre Gives

Centre Gives is a time during the year when community members come together and support their favorite Centre County nonprofits. During Centre Gives, gifts go further, thanks to the $300,000... Read More >

Susan Werner Receives 2023 Mimi Barash Coppersmith Women in Leadership Award

Centre County is home to many women leaders who go above and beyond to serve their community. During Women’s History Month each year, Centre Foundation honors one woman for her... Read More >

Community Choir Brings Cultural Music to Centre County

Music from the African and African American tradition has found an audience in Centre County thanks to Dr. Anthony Leach and Essence 2. Essence 2 is a local, nonprofit community... Read More >