Organizational Endowment Created

The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy (NPC) and First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) are pleased to announce a new organizational endowment fund. The Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy Fund will be a permanent funding source for NPC where FCFPP annually grants a portion of the investment income to NPC.

“NPC has been talking about an organizational endowment fund for several years now. We were fortunate to have one of our members make a very generous gift to start the Fund. We’ve been working with our members to conserve working farms and working forests since 1990. This Fund is a great way to kick off the year celebrating our twenty-fifth anniversary,” said Mel Lewis, Chair of the NPC Board of Directors.

fcfp-horizontal-logoJennifer D. Wilson, FCFP President and CEO said, “The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania is honored that NPC chose to work with us. It means that for generations to come there will be a permanent stream of income to support NPC’s mission and vision.”

NPC’s members and donors have provided the resources necessary to conserve over 11,000 acres. Through membership dues, Year End Appeal contributions, attending Celebrity Waiter Night, and participating in other fundraisers our members and donors have contributed the money to operate NPC and work on land protection projects. The organizational endowment will be another mechanism to fund operations and additional land protection work.

FCFP has expertise in a variety of giving methods and now brings that expertise to NPC’s supporters. The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results, and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities and a thriving north central Pennsylvania region.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy Fund with the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania should contact Reneé Carey at NPC’s office by calling 570-323-6222 or emailing her at