Where Your Money Goes

Where Your Money Goes

Where We Invest Your Donation

Centre County United Way raises funding through an annual campaign. Individuals, businesses and their employees, Penn State employees and retirees, and foundations donate money that is put in the general fund and distributed each May to the Centre County United Way Partner Agencies. Donations that are designated to a specific organization or other county United Way are taken out of the general fund and "passed through" to those organizations.  

In April of each year, trained community volunteers meet with representatives from each partner agency to review their application for funding, program outcomes, financial statements and governance to determine the level of support the program will receive from Centre County United Way.

This process of allocation is known as "Funds Distribution" and ensures that the money  donated through the annual campaign is going to quality programs that serve Centre County residents.


American Red Cross – Mid-Central PA Chapter - $17,738.78

Boy Scouts of America – Bucktail Council - $4,500
Program Services for Centre County Youth (Philipsburg/Snow Shoe)

Boy Scouts of America – Juniata Valley Council - $20,000
Program Services for Centre County Youth

Center for Alternatives in Community Justice (CACJ) - $23,000
Mediation Program
Youth Aid Panel Program
Community Conferencing

Centre Care Volunteers - $8,000
Special Programs for Residents

Centre County Library & Historical Museum - $17,000
Growing Lifelong Learners - Bellefonte,
Centre Hall & Holt Memorial Branches

Centre County Youth Service Bureau (YSB)  - $115,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters Program
Bellefonte Youth Center – Mountaintop Youth Center

Centre Helps - $90,000
Basic Need Case Management
Hotline/Emergency Services

Centre Safe - $77,500
Centre County Child Access Center
Hotline Services

Centre Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM) - $80,000
Dental Program

Child Development & Family Council  - $61,500
Child Care Education Safety Net Program

EasterSeals Central PA  - $33,600
Child Development Center

Friendship Community Library - $1,100
Rural Internet Access

Housing Transitions - $62,000
Continuum of Housing Services

Interfaith Human Services - $22,000
Free Furniture & Appliance Recycling Program
Financial Care: Money Management Program 
Vehicle Repair Program

Mid-State Literacy Council - $48,000
Adult Literacy Program

Park Forest Preschool  - $50,000
Classroom Supplies – Emergency Fund
Food Purchases – Teachers Compensation

State College Community Land Trust - $7,000
Attainable & Sustainable Homeownership Services

State College Food Bank - $37,000
Entire Program

Strawberry Fields - $25,000
Fairweather Lodge
Toddler Learning Center

The Arc of Centre County PA  - $50,000
Residential Programs
Home & Community Services
Nittany Employment Services

Tides - $22,000
Entire Program