What is Power of Centennial?
The Power of Centennial (POC) is a group of community members that meet twice a year to fund supplemental educational programming in the Centennial school district. Each member commits to donating $100 annually ($50 at each meeting) which provides a unique opportunity to see how combining donations can make a big impact on our community.
How Does it Work?
The Power of Centennial group meets twice a year. Leading up to the meeting, applications for funding opportunities are accepted for consideration by the group. Each application is sponsored by an active Power of Centennial member. The applicant does not need to be a member of the group, but it’s highly encouraged!
Who Can Apply for Funding?
Only non-profit programs, events, or organizations serving the Centennial School District of Lino Lakes, Circle Pines, Centerville, Lexington and Blaine will be considered. Every application is sponsored by an active Power of Centennial member. The applicant does not need to be a member, but it is encouraged!
What are the rules for applying for funding?
The applications must be education focused.
National charities, organizations or events will not be considered unless 100% of the donation will benefit the Centennial School District Area.
Each application must be sponsored by a Power of Centennial member.
Applicants are limited to one application per cycle.
Organization/program is only eligible if they have not received a grant from Power of Centennial or CAEF in the past 12-months.
Recipients of the Power of Centennial (POC) may not apply for the CAEF Annual Grant Program for the same project or program, and visa versa.
Spring 2022 Recipients
1) Centennial Culture Fair by Centennial Students for Change ($100)
2) CHS Physics Supplies for grades 10-12 ($99.92)
3) Centennial Area Learning Center Group Retreat to Fort Snelling ($1,000)
4) ECFE Fall Parent Speaker Sessions ($800.00)
5) World Culture Club Supplies ($600)
6) CHS Musical Professional Orchestra Musicians ($576.08)
Photo by Quad Community Press
Join over 40 members have donated over $23,500 since 2014 to small grant programs in our community!