Centre Gives Program

Centre County Foundation Foundation


Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 16, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Centre County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Centre County, Pennsylvania

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Overview:

Centre Gives is a 36-hour online giving event designed to highlight and support the great work of local non-profits serving the Centre County community. Centre Gives is a discretionary granting program of Centre Foundation, providing grants to local charitable organizations in the form of pro-rated stretch pool funds and prizes. Participating charitable organizations are defined as organizations which have applied to and upon approval, been invited to participate by Centre Foundation. A donor is defined as an individual or corporation/business. Donors are encouraged to make gifts to multiple organizations.

In the program’s first five years, the community and Centre Foundation have invested a combined total of over $4,000,000 back into our community! This investment has benefited over 130 local organizations with missions across all interest areas:

  • education,
  • health and social services,
  • arts,
  • animals, and
  • the environment.

Our goal is to shine a community-wide spotlight on the good work that our non-profits do in our community and help them learn online fundraising and communications strategies to support their long-term success.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • To participate in Centre Gives, an organization must:
    • Be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
      • Organizations must maintain their 501(c)(3) status throughout the event and following grant distribution period, and must alert Centre Foundation to any changes in their status as soon as possible. 
    • Be a local organization whose primary purpose is to serve the local area.
    • Apply to, and upon approval, receive an invitation to participate by, Centre Foundation.
    • Agree to use all money raised during Centre Gives – donations, stretch pool funds, and prize money – to benefit Centre County through programs which comply with Centre Foundation’s non-discrimination policy. 
    • Agree to abide by all guidelines, rules, and eligibility requirements.
    • Fill out registration information on Centre Gives website.

Ineligibility:

  • The following organizations are not eligible for Centre Gives:
    • Government or educational entities with taxing authority, or divisions primarily funded by those entities with tax authority. 
    • Organizations designated by the IRS as private non-operating foundations.
  • Charitable organizations are prohibited from donating to themselves.


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