Why Friends of South Mountain?

 The first and only consistent source of funding for the South Mountain Partnership came from the Environmental Stewardship Fund through Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. However, the fund is consistently threatened and, due to recent current events, this traditional source of funding may be redirected elsewhere. To ensure the South Mountain Partnership is a resilient and powerful force for good in our region, this Friends Group is the first step toward building a resilient and long-lasting presence in the region.

Through our partnership with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), the Friends of South Mountain Partnership will for the first time:

  • accept federally tax deductible donations
  • formalize a corporate sponsorship program
  • gain administrative support for our trademark annual events like our Spring Partnership Meeting, Fall Partnership Meeting, Annual “Power of the Partnership” Celebration, and other events like the Speakers Series and workshops


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.