SpringBoard announces 2024 grant program

SpringBoard announces 2024 grant program

Supporting new and established business owners in Centre County

SpringBoard, a coworking and community space powered by Downtown Bellefonte Inc., has officially launched its 2024 grant opportunity for businesses in Centre County.

This annual grant program, made possible by Arize Federal Credit Union and Centre County Government, is designed to empower the small business community to act on their big ideas. In 2024, two grants will be awarded: one to a new business (younger than one year) or entrepreneur with a business idea, and one to a small business that has been operating for one or more years.

A $2,500 grant and a one-year membership to SpringBoard will be awarded to these entrepreneurs to help grow or scale their business. The SpringBoard membership includes full access to the coworking space, conference room rentals, as well as SpringBoard workshops and programming.

“As part of our mission, SpringBoard is dedicated to supporting small businesses in Bellefonte, whether they’re startups or are well established,” said Mike Scott, board president of Downtown Bellefonte Inc. “We feel a healthy, robust business community is vital to the economic growth and development of Bellefonte.”

In 2023, Bellefonte-based businesses Belle Mercantile and The Print Factory were awarded grants. Funds were used towards a brand-new look for Belle Mercantile’s logo and other creative assets, website updates, promotional and marketing materials, and

Applications are due by end-of-day April 12, 2024. Grants will be awarded by April 30, 2024 with SpringBoard memberships starting May 1, 2024.

Visit BellefonteSpringBoard.com to learn more about eligibility and requirements.

About SpringBoard

SpringBoard is a coworking and community space that offers remote workers and entrepreneurs a creative and collaborative space to work in. The center offers an array of resources and programming to both current and aspiring entrepreneurs to facilitate the process of opening a business in Bellefonte.

SpringBoard is an economic development initiative of Downtown Bellefonte Inc. (DBI), a non-profit organization accredited by the National Main Street America Center.

Author: Ellen Matis, Vice President of the Board for Downtown Bellefonte Inc.

Photo credit: Bonafide Photography of Central PA 

Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is a business development partner of the Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Downtown Bellefonte Inc. and leave them a review or recommendation on their WCO profile.


  • Warren County Chamber of Business & Industry: Leading Warren County to economic and community excellence
    The Warren County Chamber of Business & Industry (WCCBI) is the organization dedicated to serving the Warren County business community. Located in the beautiful Allegheny National Forest and Surrounds landscape of the PA Wilds region, Warren County has abundance of natural resources.
  • Wilds Cooperative of PA members gathered for 2024 spring membership meeting at Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro
    Members of the Wilds Cooperative of PA met at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Tioga County on Monday, April 22 for the first of two Membership Meetings to be held in 2024. These meetings are held twice a year, typically with the spring session on the eastern side of the PA Wilds region and the fall session on the western side, giving as many Wilds Cooperative (WCO) members as possible the chance to attend.
  • The Watershed Journal: Uplifting and empowering local literary arts
    The Watershed Journal Literary Group is an autonomous, grassroots, charitable nonprofit literary organization located in the I-80 Frontier Landscape of the PA Wilds serving storytellers in western Pennsylvania. The Watershed Journal Literary Group is a multi-faceted organization. They publish a literary magazine, run Watershed Books and Literary Center, host monthly Writer’s Block Party meetings, publish books, promote local authors, create a podcast, write blogs, and provide writing resources.

Tags: , , , ,