Impact Stories

Making Music Across Penns Valley

Two community organizations in Penns Valley are bringing the joys of music to the young as well as the young at heart. Social isolation and loneliness have become widespread problems, especially among older adults who face factors like living alone, loss of family members, chronic illness, and other issues. Seniors...
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A Community Effort That’s Making a Splash

There’s nothing like a cool swimming pool on a hot day. As summers get warmer, the availability of community swimming pools becomes increasingly more relevant to residents of all ages.... Read More >

Planned Giving is Smart Financial Planning

Planning for your future and philanthropy go hand in hand. That’s why, at Centre Foundation, we partner with financial advisors, attorneys, and other professionals to ensure that you can fulfill... Read More >

Meet the 2023 Giving Circle Finalists

Update made on October 18, 2023. A roof over your head and a hot meal waiting for you, free fresh produce to take home, and access to free breast cancer... Read More >

Centre PACT Inspires the Next Generation of Philanthropists

Penns Valley Youth Center’s STEM Activities.   Schlow Library’s Art Exhibition Space for Teens. Both of these programs were supported by grants from various Centre PACT classes, who have raised... Read More >

Celebrating Back to School Season with Scholarships

Back-to-school season is officially here, which means that scholarships are being awarded as many students begin the next academic year. This year, over $300,000 was awarded from scholarship funds at... Read More >

Shining the Spotlight on Spotlight PA

For the past year, State College has been home to an independent, nonpartisan newsroom dedicated to high-quality investigative journalism in Pennsylvania. This organization, known as Spotlight PA, has opened its... Read More >

LGBTQA+ Youth Amplify Their Voices with Ridgelines

Shortly after the organization’s creation, Ridgelines Language Arts created a program to serve LGBTQA+ youth and allies in Centre County. The program, titled Poetry for the Present, is a series... Read More >

Turning the Tides Around Grief Support

While grief is a natural part of life, one organization is working to ensure that no one has to go through it alone. Tides is bringing individuals in our community... Read More >