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Giving Circle Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Community Benefit Programs and Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Centre Foundation - Giving Circle

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 5:00 PM


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Grant of $10,000 and smaller grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs and projects that benefit the local community. Funding is intended for a wide range of activities that improve the quality of life for local residents. Eligible applicants are located in and serve Centre County.

In previous years, grants have been awarded to organizations that empower survivors of domestic violence, provide housing and services to those in need, and employ people with disabilities for part-time kitchen work.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183998

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

One $10,000 grant and two runners-up grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winning organization will receive a $10,000 grant. All presenting organizations receive a grant; those not chosen for the primary grant receive smaller grants.

Term of Contract:

If awarded, funding from this grant must be spent by December 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations that serve Centre County, PA, residents are eligible to apply.
- Organizations that received a Giving Circle grant in 2019 must skip one year before re-applying.

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates:

- Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – Giving Circle online grant application form opens.
- Friday, September 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm – Deadline to submit Giving Circle grant applications. Proposals must be submitted online.
- Friday, October 15, 2021 – Following a period of online voting by Giving Circle members, applicants will be notified as to whether they are advancing as finalists on October 15, 2021.
- Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – Finalists are required to attend and present five-minute pitches to the full membership at the Giving Circle reception. During the reception, one $10,000 grant and two runners-up grants will be awarded based on a final vote by Giving Circle members.

Note: In the event that the Giving Circle reception cannot be held in-person, the reception will be conducted virtually

Previous recipients:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application form:

Direct questions to:
Rachael Hartman, Grants and Community Impact Coordinator

Centre Foundation
1377 Ridge Master Dr.
State College, PA 16803

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Pennsylvania: Centre County

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