Centre Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the field-of-interest
grant application period, beginning September 19th, which will offer
nearly $50,000 in grants.
“Local charitable organizations are encouraged to apply for
this year’s Centre Foundation Field-of-Interest Funds,”
noted Molly Kunkel, Executive Director at Centre Foundation. “We are proud to
house these 13 funds that have focuses including specific geographic areas,
specific types of programs, or unique populations or areas within in Centre
At Centre Foundation, each fund starts with a donor and a unique
legacy. The funds that make up the Field-of-Interest
competitive granting cycle are no exception.
“Our donors are passionate and have a drive to make a
difference in various places around the County, or for specific neighbors in
need,” explained Kunkel. “Through these Field-of-Interest Funds, donors are
able to make an impact in an area that matters deeply to them, as well as make
a meaningful difference in the community.”
When Counseling Services, Inc. was sold in 1999, the
proceeds were used to create a fund at Centre Foundation that would continue
their work in our community. This fund
supports behavioral and mental health services for Centre County residents.
Centre Foundation is delighted to offer grants from these 13
unique funds, which like the Counseling Service, Inc. Fund, each have a unique story about a
visionary donor and passion that impacts a specific part of Centre County. While the fund stories are available online
year-round, this competitive grant cycle is open once a year each fall.
For more information on each fund and to learn how to apply
for Centre Foundation’s 2016 Field-of-Interest grants, please visit centre-foundation.org
or call 814-237-6229. Applications are
submitted online and are due by Friday, October 28th at 5:00 pm.
“We are always happy to answer questions
and assist organizations through the grant process,” noted Ashley Pipe, Grants
and Scholarship Coordinator at Centre Foundation. “We look forward to
supporting many inspiring projects that will enhance our community.”