Making A Difference

Mission of Friends of South Mountain Partnership: provide resources to support the vision and mission of the South Mountain Partnership. 


Foster partnership and collaboration – bring together local governments and organizations to increase productivity

Connect open space, built environment, and recreation with community wellness, quality of life, and economic development

Funding opportunities for local on-the-ground partners

Foster the collaborative “Spirit of South Mountain”

  • Facilitates volunteer committees – individuals from throughout the landscape who are working together to preserve and promote the region
  • ‘Around South Mountain’ e-Newsletter
  • Event clearinghouse and additional information on our website
  • Research Corps and Science Summit’ pilot program to bring land owners and managers together with researchers and students
  • 5,527 acres preserved in the heart of the region since 2008
  • Establishment of the Appalachian Trail Museum and the Ironmaster’s Mansion A.T. hostel, Camp Michaux


The Friends of  the South Mountain Partnership is a Project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor. The official registration and financial information of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. The Foundation for Enhancing Communities is registered in each state requiring such registration for charitable solicitation.