CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Centre County United Way Women’s Leadership Group (WLG) is accepting grant applications from local organizations that focus on improving the lives of women and children in Centre County.

Applicants must be a local 501(c)3 organization. Applications are due by 5 p.m. ET on May 20 and must be sent electronically to leanne@ccunitedway.org

Local organizations do not need to be United Way Partner Agencies to apply. The application can be found on the Centre County United Way’s website, which also lists the proposal and grant requirements.

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To be eligible to receive funds, an organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Be incorporated as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.
  • Be governed by a board that meets on a regular basis and which is representative of the geographic locations and demographics of the population being served.
  • Use accounting practices consistent with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America. The organization’s annual audit will serve as a demonstration of compliance with these principles.
  • Provide a statement of non-discrimination against any group or individual currently protected by law.