Programs & Services That We Provide

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State College Area High School Scholarships

We believe that fostering and rewarding leadership capabilities in youth creates a multide of benefits. Each year we provide at least $3,000 in scholarships to seniors demonstrating academic and leadership strengths and financial need.

If you are a State High senior interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact the State College Area High School Guidance Office.


We Want Everyone To See A Better Tomorrow.

That's why we provide thousands of dollars of free eye exams and eye wear to those in our area who have documented needs, but lack the financial means of acquiring the necessary professional vision services.

If you need financial assistance for eye care, please complete and submit our Financial Assistance Form.

We also support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks, and eyeglass and hearing aid recycling. Click here for a list of eyeglass and hearing aid collection sites in the State College and surrounding area.

We Believe Everyone Deserves A Healthy Life.

We provide support for programs that focus on hearing loss and that support efforts to control and prevent diabetes.

Grocery Cards

In the United States, hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food. There is more than enough food to feed everyone. But none of this matters if people have no money in their pockets. Life events can can quickly change the quality of a person's life. And even in an affluent area such as State College, there are many have-nots.

We have partnered with Community Help Centre which identifies and screens those with a need for temporary emergency food assistance, and provides deserving recipients with grocery cards provided by the Foundation.

If you need emergency food assistance, please contact the Community Help Centre at 814-237-5855 or toll-free at 800-494-2500 24 hours a day.

Hands-On Community Service

We perform other hands-on community service projects as needs arise.

Environmental Projects

We advocate the protection and improvement of the environment .


The Lions Swing For Sight golf event and a Silent Auction Dinner annually generate funds that allow the Foundation to provide free eye exams and eye wear for financially distressed individuals in our area. Learn more about these events at the Lions Swing For Sight website.