This is part of a weekly series that highlights a grant provided by the Foundation. Look for more in-depth profiles of each of these grants in the coming months.
We’re proud to announce that, as part of our first cycle of 2011 grants, we will award $62,344 to 14 local organizations.
CCCF board members carefully evaluated each application and chose to fund the projects that they thought would be most beneficial to Centre County. The grants will go to a wide variety of organizations that represent the arts, education, health and human services and the environment.
These grants will go to a nursery and a library; they’ll provide rides for locals who need to get to a far-away doctor’s appointment and give moms- and dads-to-be scholarships to attend parenting classes; they’ll provide a safe place for abused women and legal advice for those in need; they’ll combat our area’s overpopulation of feral cats and provide funding to produce musicals and a jazz celebration.
Below you’ll find a list of the first round of 2011 Centre County Community Foundation grants, and further below, you’ll find the grants represented in graph form:
- $1,200 to the Childbirth Education Association of State College for the CEA Scholarship Fund
- $2,100 to the Foundation for Free Enterprise for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2011
- $2,400 to Schlow Centre Region Library – Centre County Reads for BookFest PA
- $2,500 to the State College Jazz Festival for the 2011 Summer Jazz Celebration
- $3,000 to the Children’s Aid Society in Clearfield County for Big Brothers Big Sisters Philipsburg Area Match Support
- $3,300 to The Hundred Cat Foundation for High Quality, High Volume Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Clinics
- $3,344 to People Centre’D on Diabetes for the Diabetes Speaker’s Bureau
- $4,500 to Park Forest Day Nursery for Operating Expenses
- $5,000 to Community Help Centre for the Provide-A-Ride program
- $5,000 to Front and Centre Productions, Inc. for the production/performance of Les Miserables and the Jungle Book for the Moshannon Valley and Surrounding areas
- $5,000 to Girls Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Centre County
- $5,000 to MidPenn Legal Services for the Telephone Advice Project: Help is on the Line
- $10,000 to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center for the Transitional Housing Program
- $10,000 to the Salvation Army for the Back-to-School program
(Click on the graphs below to enlarge them)
We will award our second round of 2011 grants in October. Grant application guidelines are available here, and the application for the next round of grants will be up shortly!