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Next Meeting: March 15, 2022
Location: TBD

Applications Due: March 1, 2022


Commit to donating $50 twice a year.


Submit an application for the opportunity to have your program funded.


Join the Power of Centennial to cast your vote.

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.

2021 Recipients

1) Centennial High School pre-printed graphing whiteboards for the science department

2) Centennial Elementary School staff book study "Lost at School" by Ross Greene

3) Centennial ECFE parent education speaker series

4) Centennial Community Ed driver's education scholarships

5) Centennial Golden Lake Elementary classroom books focusing on social justice and racial equity for young learners


Photo by Quad Community Press

Join over 40 members who have donated over $21,000 since 2014 to small grant programs in our community!