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2016-02-26 / Top 100 Organizations

Centre Foundation

Est. 1981 / State College

Centre Foundation is celebrating 35 years of inspiring philanthropy, engaging community, and leading transformation. The staff of the Foundation loves where they live and, together with supporters, hopes to create a vibrant community by building on a strong past while looking towards an exciting future!

Through the inspired philanthropy of local donors, their $33,000,000 endowment continues to grow and assure a bright future for participating local organizations. By engaging the community, Centre Foundation provided over $16,000,000 in grants to hundreds of non-profits. Leading transformation through philanthropy, they created Centre Inspires, providing $200,000 in grants to innovative partnerships with ideas to improve life in Centre County.

Centre Foundation is also the home of Centre Gives – voted Best Fundraising Event in State College in 2015! will be live for the fifth year in a row on May 3rd and 4th. Community members can log on and support over 100 local non-profit organizations with diverse interest areas like arts, animals, environment, education and health and human services. Since this online granting program began in 2012, over 5,000 gifts have been made. When combined with the annual $100,000 stretch pool of grant dollars and $25,000 in prizes, Centre Gives has invested nearly $3,000,000 into Centre County’s non- profit network.

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