Giving Circle
Imagine giving thousands of dollars to a great local 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 the Giving Circle grant. To learn more about the Giving Circle’s impact, read our 2023 event recap.

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: 

Changemaker Membership ($250)

  • Encourage your favorite nonprofits to apply for grant funding
  • Review submitted project proposals
  • Select your three favorite proposals to advance to the final vote
  • Attend the fall cocktail reception to hear the finalists pitch their proposals
  • Cast your vote, live at the fall event, to determine the grant winner
  • Celebrate your impact with the grant recipients at a summer gathering

Annual contribution: $250 / year
Monthly contribution: $20.83 / month *contact Kerry Tolton at kerry@centre-foundation.org for more information

Amplifier Membership ($500)

  • Participate in all Giving Circle activities included with the Changemaker Membership

AND…

  • Amplify your impact by increasing your annual contribution
  • Decide which amazing project is awarded an additional grant at the fall cocktail reception

Annual contribution: $500 / year
Monthly contribution: $41.67 / month *contact Kerry Tolton at kerry@centre-foundation.org for more information

Ambassador Membership ($1,000)

  • Participate in all Giving Circle activities included with the Amplifier Membership

AND…

  • Pay it forward by selecting one of the two following options:

Option 1:

  • Sponsor a $250 Changemaker Membership for a new member and grow the Giving Circle Endowment with a $250 contribution

Option 2:

  • Grow the Giving Circle Endowment Fund with a $500 contribution

Annual contribution: $1,000 / year
Monthly contribution: $83.33 / month month *contact Kerry Tolton at kerry@centre-foundation.org for more information

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 over $240,000 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