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 County.”
 
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.”

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