Founded in 1916, First Community Foundation Partnership is the leading resource for philanthropists in North Central PA.

Drawing from a deep well of experience, we can help anyone who wants to make a difference make it happen. Whether through a modest donation or a substantial endowment, we help donors grow their contributions and reinvest the gains back into our region.

Our partnerships are as diverse as the public we serve. We oversee projects ranging from small, donor-directed funds to Raise the Region, our area’s largest and most celebrated charitable event. And the initiatives we sustain support causes from scholarships and fine arts to healthcare and food security.

We’re determined to broaden our reach and deepen our impact in the counties we serve. We’re committed to driving positive social change for another hundred years—and ensuring everyone who shares our vision can get involved.


To improve quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, the promotion of philanthropy, the strengthening of nonprofit impact and the perpetual stewardship of charitable assets


To create powerful communities through passionate giving.

Diversity Statement

FCFP pursues diversity in its funds, donors, board, volunteers, staff, and the causes it supports. Committed to advocating for positive social change and ensuring everyone who shares its vision can get involved, the Foundation is determined to have a broad reach and deep, equal impact in the region

Awarding the Executive Director of The Campus Theatre, in Lewisburg, PA.

What is a community foundation?

A tax-exempt public charity that allows citizens to pool and invest their charitable resources, creating a permanent endowment to benefit the community.

How exactly does it work?

Individuals and organizations donate to funds the foundation has already established—or start a new fund that reflects their passions. The foundation manages these funds, leveraging a portion of their income to provide grants and scholarships.

Learn About Our Funds

A Century of

Grassroots Change

When we began, we were the first community foundation in the commonwealth. Catch the highlights of our 100-year history.


Humble Beginnings

A group of bankers starts the Williamsport Foundation with just $33 in donations.

A Light in Dire Times

During the depths of the Great Depression, the foundation makes its first unrestricted grants to community agencies, totaling $5,557.

Giving Bigger Than Ever Before

The foundation grants $2 million for the restoration of the Community Arts Center, the largest single gift in its history.

Expanding Our Reach

Holding over $50 million in assets, the foundation becomes the First Community Partnership of Pennsylvania, reflecting its broader focus on Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties, and beyond.

A New Day for Giving

Raise the Region, an annual community-wide fundraiser for nonprofits, is born.

Happy Centennial!

The foundation celebrates 100 years of philanthropy and more than $60 million granted to charitable projects.

Still Growing, Always Giving

FCFP manages over $130 million in assets across nearly 400 charitable funds, recruiting new philanthropists and reaching new nonprofits every year.

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Learn More About FCFP

Our People

Our team members are passionate about North Central PA and making our communities better places to live, work, and play. Take a few moments to meet them!

News & Events

Read the latest news, announcements, and milestones happening at FCFP.