Centre Foundation offers $61,123 in various grants

STATE COLLEGE – Centre Foundation’s annual Field-of-Interest grant application is now open, offering $61,123 in grants.

“Local charitable nonprofits and governmental agencies are encouraged to apply for funding from any of the 15 Field-of-Interest funds,” said Molly Kunkel, executive director at Centre Foundation. “Each fund supports a specific type of program, population, or geographic area, depending on our donors’ passions.”

At Centre Foundation, each fund starts with a donor and a unique legacy. By establishing a fund, donors are able to make an impact in the areas that matter most to them.

The Mimi Barash Coppersmith Women in Leadership Fund, established by Barbara Palmer to honor its namesake’s contributions to the community, will be eligible to give a grant for the first time this year. This fund supports programs that encourage women to take strong leadership roles around community issues.

The Andrew and Madeline Rishel Family Fund was established in 2016 by the family of these longtime Penns Valley residents. This fund supports programs at Penns Valley churches, including mission trips, church camps, cemetery preservation, and community outreach projects for the elderly, handicapped, and/or low-income individuals.

To view the guidelines and a complete list of available funds, visit centre-foundation.org. For more information, contact Rachael Hartman, grants and community impact coordinator, at 814-237-6229 or via email at rachael@centre-foundation.org.

Applications are due online by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.