Friends of the South Mountain Partnership
The Friends of the South Mountain Partnership (FOSMP) works to conserve agricultural, cultural/historical, natural, and recreational landscape resources to enrich the quality of life and sense of place for citizens and communities in the Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties of Pennsylvania. Your support is a key step toward building a resilient and long-lasting presence in the region.
Become a Friend at a level that feels right for you.
Make a one time or recurring donation.
Friends of the South Mountain Partnership’s Mission
The Mission of Friends of South Mountain Partnership is to provide resources to support the work of the South Mountain Partnership. Our Friends Group secures tax deductible donations from individuals and businesses to ensure the South Mountain Partnership is a resilient and powerful force for good in our region.
Currently, the Friends of the South Mountain Partnership fund yearly Flex-Grants to the community in addition to supporting SMP events and opportunities.
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
Whether you choose to join the Friends of the South Mountain Partnership or sponsor an event or program, there is a way for you to support our work. The Friends of the South Mountain Partnership is a Program of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your investment is always tax deductible.
Benefits are based on which event or program you choose. In addition, we can discuss customizing a sponsorship package that includes your ideas and preferences such as event or program updates. Please feel free to contact Katie with questions or additional customizations at 717-609-4581 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To sponsor an event, please return the response form to Katie Hess at email@example.com
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.