We award $1000 every month for your awesome ideas. Simply tell us how you would make our town an amazing place to call home.

Be the person who shapes the future of our town. We’ll connect you to your neighbors who are rolling up their sleeves to better our community. Our $1000 monthly grants are a small way to help turn your crazy and bold ideas into tangible realities.

You can submit an idea at any time. Our trustees vote on the last Wednesday of each month and use the following criteria when deciding who wins.

  • Does it make Centre County an awesome place to call home?
  • Does the money produce something tangible that can be seen?
  • Are you pushing yourself to explore something new?
  • Does your project engage the broader community?

** The only thing we do NOT fund are projects that want to use the money to rent the 3 Dots space. We can find other creative ways to partner with each other, but we don’t like to fund ourselves through the projects. **

Workshop Your Idea at 3 Dots

$1000 Mingle

Last Wed of every month, 5 – 7pm
Drop-in and meet with past grant winners, project coaches, and trustees who select winners each month. Share your idea and get feedback before submitting your application.

  • Sept 25
  • Oct 30
  • Nov 20 (earlier because of holidays)
  • Dec 18 (earlier because of holidays)

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Funded and Supported by the Knight Foundation Fund and the Kalin Family Fund of Centre Foundation