Eligibility for Our Grants

In order to be eligible for a grant from the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation, the applying organization must both be a registered 501(c)(3) and serve Centre County, PA as well as the communities in which Shaner does business. We select a primary beneficiary each year, which receives a grant of $50,000. Remaining funds are distributed to the other selected organizations based on need. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee funding.

JB Griffin with daughter


Primary Beneficiary

  • $50,000
  • 1 recipient
  • Deadline to apply is December 31st

All Remaining Funds

  • Apply for funding based on need
  • Can apply anytime throughout each year
  • Applicants limited to one request per year

The Foundation does not provide support to: 

  • Individuals 
  • Non-human oriented organizations 
  • Organizations that restrict on the basis of race or religion 
  • Professional athletic teams, bands or choirs 
  • Salaries, travel or administrative functions 
  • National 501(c)(3) organizations