Giving Circle
Imagine giving $10,000 to a great organization for an amazing project!

By joining the Giving Circle, you can make a positive impact in the community!

How it Works

It’s simple. Local philanthropists like you pool your contributions, and each year you decide which transformative community project receives a $10,000 grant. To learn more about the Giving Circle’s impact, read our 2021 event recap.

As a Giving Circle member, you take action by:

  • Encouraging your favorite nonprofits to apply for grant funding
  • Reviewing submitted project proposals
  • Selecting your three favorite proposals to advance to the final vote
  • Attending the fall cocktail reception where finalists pitch their proposals
  • Casting your vote, live at the event, to determine the $10,000 grant winner
  • Celebrating your impact with grant recipients at a summer gathering

Benefits of Joining the Giving Circle

  • Engaging with fellow community-minded philanthropists
  • Amplifying your giving by pooling resources
  • Interacting directly with local nonprofit organization representatives
  • Having fun while creating a more vibrant Centre County

Membership Levels: 

Member:

  • Annual contribution: $250.00 / year
  • Monthly contribution: $20.83 / month *contact Kerry Tolton at kerry@centre-foundation.org for more information

VIP:

  • Annual contribution: $500.00 / year
  • Monthly contribution: $41.67 / month *contact Kerry Tolton at kerry@centre-foundation.org for more information

As a Giving Circle Member, you take action by:

  • Encouraging your favorite nonprofits to apply for grant funding
  • Reviewing submitted project proposals
  • Selecting your three favorite proposals to advance to the final vote
  • Attending the fall cocktail reception to hear finalists’ presentations
  • Casting your vote to determine the $10,000 grant winner
  • Celebrating your impact with grant recipients at a spring gathering

As a VIP you can elevate your impact by:

  • Participating as a Giving Circle Member in the project proposal review and voting process

AND

  • Doubling your pooled contribution that funds an additional grant awarded at the fall cocktail reception
  • Deciding which finalist organization receives the supplemental grant to use toward their amazing project 
  • Celebrating your impact with the grant recipients at a summer gathering
Join the Giving Circle today to be part of the impact across Centre County!
Is your organization interested in receiving a Giving Circle grant?
Since its inception, Giving Circle members have distributed $198,000 in grants to support dynamic programs throughout Centre County.
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Ready to partner with Centre Foundation? Contact Kerry Tolton to get started today.

814-237-6229