The South Mountain Partnership was honored to be invited to participate in Match Madness this year, and we identified a modest goal of funding two $600 grants. We were thrilled to exceed our goal. “Through the match, these donations will be doubled for a total of $1,800 for us to offer Flex Grants to support grassroots projects that conserve, promote, and protect landscape resources in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York Counties, with a special focus on increasing diversity, access, and inclusion. This additional support doubles our overall investment. We want to sincerely thank our donors and the Partnership for Better Health for securing the match. We believe their promotion of the program and strong community reputation helped us succeed,” said Julia Chain, Program Manager of the South Mountain Partnership.
We joined Partnership for Better Health and other local nonprofits to celebrate the eighth annual Match Madness campaign, which broke records in the number of donations received and grand total raised. “More than $859,000 will go back into the community to support essential local services and resources. The impact of this collective effort is truly inspiring,” shared Antonia Price, Director of Communications and Development. $150,000 in matching funds were provided by the Partnership for Better Health with the support of M&T Bank, Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, McCormick Family Foundation, and donations from Partnership board, staff, and volunteers.