Impact Stories

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 >

Growing Centre Gives

Expanding the Impact Centre Gives has given community members a fun and exciting way to give back since 2012. With over $14.6 million invested into Centre County, this online giving... Read More >

Breaking Down Barriers

How Centre Volunteers in Medicine is Addressing Accessibility Sarah Ramos, Case Manager and Licensed Social Worker at CVIM, meets with patients and recognizes just how difficult it can be for... Read More >

A Pledge of Preservation

New Endowment Benefits Local Agriculture Centre County, a place where acres of prime farmland are frequently lost to new development projects. One Centre County nonprofit is working to change that,... Read More >