Sponsorships & Donations


Centre Region Parks and Recreation manages its budget in many ways; the Agency receives tax funds from the member municipalities, it generates revenues from certain programs and activities which are then reinvested into its operation, it competes for grant funding, and the Agency receives donations through its Gifts-For-Parks program.

By contributing to the Gifts-For-Parks program, you are helping to extend the quality of municipal parks and recreation programs in the Centre Region. The funds generated from thiAmazon Smile Support CRPRs program provide youth sports equipment, support the Remembrance Tree Program, support the Agency’s Youth Scholarship Program, support the State College Area Municipal Band, and purchase other supplies.

If you are a regular Amazon shopper, considering using the Smilematic Chrome app, which will automatically launch the Amazon Smile donation program, where you can choose Centre Region Parks and Recreation as your non-profit of choice.  You can also start your Amazon shopping experience by visiting smile.amazon.com and logging into your Amazon account.  You will be able to choose the Authority as your non-profit of choice.  All other aspects of shopping with Amazon are the same.  It's that easy.

The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority, a Pennsylvania Municipal Authority, is registered with GuideStar®. In addition, the Internal Revenue Service has Guidestar 2018 Platinumdetermined that the Authority is classified as a Section 509(a)1 organization, which is a municipal- or government-related non-profit. Finally, the Commonwealth of PA, Dept. of State, Bureau of Charitable Organizations has issued a Certificate of Registration, #31963, to the Authority, which authorizes solicitation of charitable contributions. The official registration and financial information of the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within PA, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.