Centre Foundation’s Giving Circle members are currently accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations to receive a $10,000 grant. The Giving Circle is a group of community-minded individuals who pool their resources to make a larger impact.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 5 p.m. on June 22.

 “Tangible projects that can be completed in the near-term have historically been popular among Giving Circle members,” said Molly Kunkel, Executive Director at Centre Foundation. “They especially like to see projects that serve our more vulnerable populations in Centre County.”

 After the grant proposals are received, Giving Circle members will narrow the list to their top three organizations. The final three will make presentations at a reception on Aug. 29 at Above the Valley. Each finalist will receive a grant; however, members’ votes will determine which organization receives the $10,000 grant.

 The Giving Circle was established in 2006 to commemorate Centre Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Since then, members have pooled resources to award $124,000 in grants to Centre County organizations. Giving Circle membership is based on an annual donation, which varies from $125 to $500 according to age.

 Giving Circle grants have previously been awarded to Hearts for Homeless, Interfaith Human Services, Centre Volunteers in Medicine, House of Care, Discovery Space, Housing Transitions, Strawberry Fields, and Centre Helps (formerly the Community Help Centre). These grants have funded financial care programs, women’s reproductive health programs, a preschool remodeling and removal of asbestos, a new roof, and many more crucial projects.

 For more information, please contact our office at 814-237-6229.