We’re giving more than $23,000 to local nonprofits through our most recent granting cycle!

The Centre Foundation is pleased to announce that we will distribute $23,438 to 8 local organizations as part of our summer round of competitive grants.

The grants will fund everything from emergency financial assistance and emergency housing to literacy education and acting workshops for the county’s young people, and much more.

Centre Foundation board members carefully evaluated each application and chose to fund the projects that they thought would be most beneficial to Centre County. Centre Foundation grants benefit a wide variety of organizations representing the arts, education, health and human services and the environment.

These grants, along with a $10,000 grant given to Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania last week, follow in the footsteps of our Centre Gives fundraiser in June, in which 74 local nonprofits raised more than $400,000 on top of a $100,000 match provided by the foundation.

“These competitive grants, focused on specific projects, compliment the broad impact of Centre Gives,” Centre Foundation Executive Director Al Jones said.

The competitive grants will be distributed as follows:

  •  $1,338 to The Music Academy for the Ballet at The Music Academy Spring Performance
  •  $2,000 to Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown for the Emergency Financial Assistance Program  – Catholic Charities Bellefonte Office
  • $2,000 to New Leaf Initiative for the co.space program
  • $3,000 to Moshannon Valley Emergency Medical Services for computer replacement
  • $3,000 to the State Theatre for the American Shakespeare Company Acting Workshop for middle and high school students
  • $3,500 to the Mid-State Literacy Council for the Health Literacy for Families program
  • $3,600 to Housing Transitions for the Nittany House Apartments program
  • $5,000 to Hope Fire Co. 2 for rescue bay entrance replacement

We will award another round of competitive grants this fall. Grant application guidelines are available on our website and the application for the next round of grants will be up in early September.


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