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 spring 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


The Giving Circle offers two membership levels: 

  • Giving Circle Member – $250 annually  /  $20.83 monthly
  • Giving Circle VIP – $500 annually /  $41.67 monthly
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.