- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 12/07/09 to 12/31/12
- Focus Area
- Engaged Communities
- Knight Community Information Challenge
- State College, PA
To launch a 2-1-1 information and referral service in 15 counties in Central Pennsylvania
In order to provide residents with vital civic information, this grant will help launch a 2-1-1 phone information service in 15 Pennsylvania counties. Residents will have access to round-the-clock answers to questions about local services for basic needs and emergencies, as well as general community information. While there will also be an online component, much of this area is without broadband Internet access, and phone service is likely to be the primary link.
About the Organization: The Centre County Community Foundation’s mission is to help donors fulfill their philanthropic goals by building and maintaining a permanent collection of endowment funds. The Foundation champions the betterment of Centre County for both present and future generations through trustworthy leadership shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.