We are pleased to announce that in 2012, we awarded $1,387,000 in grants to deserving nonprofit organizations representing health and human services, education, the environment and the arts!
This money consists of distributions from competitive grants and from Centre Foundation’s more than 300 endowment funds. It also includes money the foundation secured from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to fund the “PA 2-1-1 Central Region” http://www.pa211central.org and to fund high-speed wireless internet capability in our county’s public libraries. Additionally, it includes $110,000 in matching funds and prizes that the foundation provided for “www.centregives.org” Centre Gives, a Centre Foundation-created online fundraiser that raised about $415,000 for local nonprofits last June.
“Centre Foundation is able to provide such significant annual financial support because over 31 years, our donors trusted us to invest their gifts wisely, and to carry out their instructions for grantmaking,” Centre Foundation Executive Director Al Jones said.
“Although this is our core mission, we are becoming more involved in community-wide projects and are very interested in building our capacity to address the changing needs of the community.”
Thank you to the community for helping us provide so much assistance to the amazing nonprofits that we support!