10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth.

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"With the passage of President Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill, some are wondering just how much the U.S. ...
12/09/2021
Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much

"With the passage of President Joe Biden's $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill, some are wondering just how much the U.S. will get in return for its investment."

If history is a guide, President Joe Biden’s $1.3 trillion investment may not fund nearly as much transportation as it would in much of the rest of the world.

A donation today, on #GivingTuesday, will help build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA.  Every act of...
11/30/2021
Give today to help build vibrant, and resilient communities across Pennsylvania tomorrow

A donation today, on #GivingTuesday, will help build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA. Every act of generosity counts! https://10000friends.networkforgood.com/projects/99699-10-000-friends-resilience-fund

Your gift to support 10,000 Friends ongoing work is vital to healthy, walkable neighborhoods, clean transportation and public spaces for everyone In this time of uncertainty, we still find hope – that together we can find new ways to connect and accomplish even the ordinary in our communities that...

Thank you! 🙏 We’re so grateful to all who contributed to 10,000 Friends and our partners in the Extra Give. #ExtraGive
11/22/2021

Thank you! 🙏 We’re so grateful to all who contributed to 10,000 Friends and our partners in the Extra Give. #ExtraGive

Thank you! 🙏 We’re so grateful to all who contributed to 10,000 Friends and our partners in the Extra Give. #ExtraGive

There is still time to give! Whether you donate $50 or $500, your donation will help build healthy, vibrant and resilien...
11/20/2021

There is still time to give! Whether you donate $50 or $500, your donation will help build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA. Please donate NOW during #ExtraGive. extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

There is still time to give! Whether you donate $50 or $500, your donation will help build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA. Please donate NOW during #ExtraGive. extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

A donation today of $100 will help promote healthy, walkable communities and infrastructure! Make your gift at extragive...
11/19/2021

A donation today of $100 will help promote healthy, walkable communities and infrastructure! Make your gift at extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania #ExtraGive #GiveExtra #HealthyCommunities

A donation today of $100 will help promote healthy, walkable communities and infrastructure! Make your gift at extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania #ExtraGive #GiveExtra #HealthyCommunities

A generous gift of $500 will help in developing common sense housing and community development policy solutions. Donate ...
11/19/2021

A generous gift of $500 will help in developing common sense housing and community development policy solutions. Donate now at extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania #ExtraGive #GiveExtra #HealthyCommunities

A generous gift of $500 will help in developing common sense housing and community development policy solutions. Donate now at extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania #ExtraGive #GiveExtra #HealthyCommunities

Listen to WITF's Smart Talk Extra Give edition at 9am today for what's new in the 2021 Extra Give and later in the progr...
11/19/2021
Smart Talk: The Extraordinary Give 2021 | WITF

Listen to WITF's Smart Talk Extra Give edition at 9am today for what's new in the 2021 Extra Give and later in the program, our CEO Stacie and board member Laurie Crawford will talk about 10,000 Friends programs. https://www.witf.org/2021/11/18/smart-talk-the-extraordinary-give/

Each year, the Lancaster County Community Foundation hosts The Extraordinary Give, the nation’s largest per capita one-day online fundraiser that benefits over 500 non-profit organizations.

A gift of $250 helps us advocate for balanced and #EquitableLandUse and #SmartGrowth. Please donate today during #ExtraG...
11/19/2021

A gift of $250 helps us advocate for balanced and #EquitableLandUse and #SmartGrowth. Please donate today during #ExtraGive. extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

A gift of $250 helps us advocate for balanced and #EquitableLandUse and #SmartGrowth. Please donate today during #ExtraGive. extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

Starting tonight at midnight, through 11:59 pm tomorrow (Nov 19), you can donate to help us build healthy, vibrant and r...
11/18/2021

Starting tonight at midnight, through 11:59 pm tomorrow (Nov 19), you can donate to help us build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA! #GiveExtra #ExtraGive #HealthyCommunities
extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

Starting tonight at midnight, through 11:59 pm tomorrow (Nov 19), you can donate to help us build healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across PA! #GiveExtra #ExtraGive #HealthyCommunities
extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

Celebrate all the good going on in our communities by participating in #ExtraGive tomorrow and donating to support 10,00...
11/18/2021
Support 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania in #ExtraGive! | ExtraGive

Celebrate all the good going on in our communities by participating in #ExtraGive tomorrow and donating to support 10,000 Friends of PA! extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

I’m ready to support 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania on November 19, 2021 during ExtraGive. Learn more about 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania and all the other organizations participating in #ExtraGive.

We're taking part in #ExtraGive this Friday! Save the date and please consider a donation to support our mission during ...
11/15/2021

We're taking part in #ExtraGive this Friday! Save the date and please consider a donation to support our mission during the 24-hour giving marathon! extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

We're taking part in #ExtraGive this Friday! Save the date and please consider a donation to support our mission during the 24-hour giving marathon! extragive.org/organizations/10-000-friends-of-pennsylvania

Today is #ElectionDay! If you're in line by 8 pm, you can vote. Mail ballots must be received by your county board of el...
11/02/2021

Today is #ElectionDay! If you're in line by 8 pm, you can vote. Mail ballots must be received by your county board of elections by 8 pm.

Today is #ElectionDay
🗳️ Find your polling place: vote.pa.gov/Polls
🏢 Learn about voting in person: vote.pa.gov/AtThePolls
✉️ Return your voted mail ballot: vote.pa.gov/ReturnBallot
Polls are open from 7 am – 8 pm. If you are in line by 8 pm, you can vote.
#ReadyToVotePA

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Commonwealth Awards are due by midnight tonight! Tell us about visionary leaders and catal...
09/07/2021
Commonwealth Awards Nominations Extended!

Nominations for the 2020-2021 Commonwealth Awards are due by midnight tonight! Tell us about visionary leaders and catalytic projects in your community that demonstrate excellence in equitable community development, smart growth and resilience. https://conta.cc/38BTgSw

Submit until Sept 7 Commonwealth Award Nominations Extended Until Sept. 7! Submit a Nomination Tell Us About Great Projects, Plans & Visionaries Transforming Your Community Do you know of a project, p

Nominations extended until Sept 7! Tell us about great projects, plans & visionaries transforming your community. https:...
09/01/2021
Commonwealth Awards Nominations Extended!

Nominations extended until Sept 7! Tell us about great projects, plans & visionaries transforming your community. https://conta.cc/38BTgSw

Submit until Sept 7 Commonwealth Award Nominations Extended Until Sept. 7! Submit a Nomination Tell Us About Great Projects, Plans & Visionaries Transforming Your Community Do you know of a project, p

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your Commonwealth Awards nominations. It only takes a few minutes! More information a...
08/26/2021
20-21 Commonwealth Awards Nominations

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your Commonwealth Awards nominations. It only takes a few minutes! More information at bit.ly/3oxnjjS

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build...

There are 10 days left to submit your Commonwealth Awards nominations! It only takes a few minutes to tell us about visi...
08/17/2021
20-21 Commonwealth Awards Nominations

There are 10 days left to submit your Commonwealth Awards nominations! It only takes a few minutes to tell us about visionary leaders and catalytic projects in your community. bit.ly/3oxnjjS
#SmartGrowth #Resiliency #Sustainability #EquitableCommunityDevelopment

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build...

Submissions extended until AUGUST 27! The 2020/2021 Commonwealth Awards nominations have been extended until 8/27/21. Te...
08/10/2021

Submissions extended until AUGUST 27! The 2020/2021 Commonwealth Awards nominations have been extended until 8/27/21. Tell us about visionary leaders and catalytic projects in your community that demonstrate excellence in equitable community development, smart growth and resilience. Please share! http://bit.ly/3oxnjjS

Submissions extended until AUGUST 27! The 2020/2021 Commonwealth Awards nominations have been extended until 8/27/21. Tell us about visionary leaders and catalytic projects in your community that demonstrate excellence in equitable community development, smart growth and resilience. Please share! http://bit.ly/3oxnjjS

"Even before the pandemic, the city had to work hard to keep its downtown vibrant and create a sense of place to compete...
06/07/2021
How a Hobbled Main Street Survived the Pandemic ‘Asteroid’

"Even before the pandemic, the city had to work hard to keep its downtown vibrant and create a sense of place to compete with the strip malls and big-box stores lining the highways." #legacycities

We spent the last four months photographing four blocks along the south end of Wilkes-Barre’s Main Street to capture the pandemic’s impact.

Take a look at this article on PA #agroforestry as we celebrate #nationalwatermonth!
06/01/2021
In Pennsylvania, agroforestry holds a key to cleaning up waterways and Chesapeake Bay

Take a look at this article on PA #agroforestry as we celebrate #nationalwatermonth!

From her porch on Village Acres Farm in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, Angela Brubaker can see the curved rows of trees in the new riparian buffer along Lost Creek. The tree tubes and stakes that support the young saplings stand like little monuments within freshly mowed, lush grasses. While Brubaker an...

This #MemorialDay, we remember and honor those who have served our country and protected our freedom.
05/31/2021

This #MemorialDay, we remember and honor those who have served our country and protected our freedom.

This #MemorialDay, we remember and honor those who have served our country and protected our freedom.

Key voters in #PA, AZ, GA, MI, and NY want to strengthen public transit, electrify fleets, and invest in charging infras...
05/28/2021

Key voters in #PA, AZ, GA, MI, and NY want to strengthen public transit, electrify fleets, and invest in charging infrastructure. Read more at Chargingusforward.com #ChargingUSForward

Key voters in #PA, AZ, GA, MI, and NY want to strengthen public transit, electrify fleets, and invest in charging infrastructure. Read more at Chargingusforward.com #ChargingUSForward

May is #NationalBikeMonth and the "GAP" (150 mile trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md.) was named the Best Long Rail...
05/21/2021
Great Allegheny Passage ranked among top long rail trails in U.S.

May is #NationalBikeMonth and the "GAP" (150 mile trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md.) was named the Best Long Rail Trail in the U.S. by Bicycle magazine!

Cyclists from Western Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., certainly know the power of the Great Allegheny Passage — or GAP for short. But it’s always good to know that others are hearing its praises as well. The 150-mile trail from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Md., was recently named among th...

Polls are open 7am–8pm. If you're in line by 8pm, you can vote!
05/18/2021

Polls are open 7am–8pm. If you're in line by 8pm, you can vote!

Today is the #PAPrimary.

🗳️ Find your polling place: votesPA.com/Polls
🏢 Learn about voting in person: votesPA.com/AtThePolls
✉️ Return your voted mail ballot: votesPA.com/ReturnBallot

Polls are open from 7am – 8pm. If you are in line by 8pm, you can vote.

2020/2021 Commonwealth Awards nominations are being accepted until July 15! Tell us about visionary leaders and catalyti...
05/14/2021
20-21 Commonwealth Awards Nominations

2020/2021 Commonwealth Awards nominations are being accepted until July 15! Tell us about visionary leaders and catalytic projects in your community that demonstrate excellence in equitable community development, smart growth and resilience. http://bit.ly/3oxnjjS

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build...

Are you ready to vote in the municipal election? Mail-in ballots must be received by your county election office by 8 pm...
05/11/2021

Are you ready to vote in the municipal election? Mail-in ballots must be received by your county election office by 8 pm on May 18! #Municipalelections2021

Are you ready to vote in the municipal election? Mail-in ballots must be received by your county election office by 8 pm on May 18! #Municipalelections2021

Find an outdoor adventure in #pennsylvania this weekend!
05/07/2021
Pennsylvania’s Incredible Day Hikes

Find an outdoor adventure in #pennsylvania this weekend!

A day hike through Pennsylvania’s picturesque terrains is time well spent. We’ve identified trails that Happy Travelers can get there and back again before the sun goes down. Avid hikers of all experience levels will appreciate these quicker treks amongst the Keystone State’s natural wonders w...

Living in a small town? Smart Growth America partnered with T-Mobile to give one small community a prize package worth $...
05/05/2021
SGA is partnering with T-Mobile to assist rural communities | Smart Growth America

Living in a small town? Smart Growth America partnered with T-Mobile to give one small community a prize package worth $3M, as well as hundreds of smaller grants for other rural and small town communities to reinvest in their downtowns. Enter the Techover contest by May 7. The Hometown Grant period is April-June.

In a unique partnership focused on bringing vital connections to rural America, Smart Growth America is helping T-Mobile give one small community a prize package worth $3 million as well as millions in smaller grants for hundreds of other rural and small town communities to reinvest in their downtow...

Happy National #ArborDay and Happy 50th Anniversary Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay! So many great reasons to plant a tr...
04/30/2021

Happy National #ArborDay and Happy 50th Anniversary Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay! So many great reasons to plant a tree 🌳

Our executive director, Stacie Reidenbaugh, talks to Hourglass about what we do, new initiatives, and the upcoming 2020/...
04/29/2021
Listening to Lancaster - S2:E5 - 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Our executive director, Stacie Reidenbaugh, talks to Hourglass about what we do, new initiatives, and the upcoming 2020/2021 Commonwealth Awards… nominations are still being accepted!

For this installment of Listening to Lancaster, Hourglass was joined by Stacie Reidenbaugh of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for a conversation about the wor...

TRANSPORTATION TUES: 116 new projects have been approved to improve transportation infrastructure as part of the Multimo...
04/27/2021
Gov. Wolf approves Pa. infrastructure improvement plan, totals over $48M

TRANSPORTATION TUES: 116 new projects have been approved to improve transportation infrastructure as part of the Multimodal Transportation Fund. See what’s happening in your area of PA...

On Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of 116 new projects to improve transportation infrastructure throughout Pennsylvania. In total, the projects will total more than $48 million.

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Harrisburg, PA
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Amtrak's Harrisburg Station is 4 blocks from our office, and we are on the city bus route

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10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide nonpartisan voice for creating healthy, vibrant and resilient communities across the Commonwealth. Founded in 1998, we engage a multi-disciplinary network of partners to advocate for a balanced approach in public policy and investments to build and sustain strong communities for all Pennsylvanians – in our state’s diverse cities, towns, suburbs, and rural communities. As a trusted authority on responsible land use, 10,000 Friends is the bridge between sectors, creating collaborations with state and local government, community benefit organizations, and the private sector to effect change through policy and community development solutions for neighborhoods that enhance health, foster innovation, create opportunity and transform communities. Our annual Commonwealth Awards celebrates visionary community leadership and catalytic development projects and initiatives that find new uses for vacant and underutilized land, increase opportunities for communities on the rise, and breathe new life into old neighborhoods.

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Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

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(717) 234-6070

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Congratulations to The City of Shamokin and the GoShamokin plan on being nominated for a 2020-2021 Commonwealth Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania!
Listening to Lancaster (S2:E5) - 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania For this installment of Listening to Lancaster, Hourglass was joined by Stacie Reidenbaugh of 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for a conversation about the work of that organization throughout PA and how it relates to Lancaster County. The discussion also touched upon the future of planning and land use, intergovernmental cooperation, and how communities can become more sustainable. Enjoy!
We joined other conservation groups in sending a letter to Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Congressman Matt Cartwright asking them to help make sure the Great American Outdoors Act receives vote. It's time to finally secure full funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund - our nation's most important conservation program. Call on your representative today to #FundLWCF! Thank you to Bucks County Audubon Society, GreenTreks Network, StormwaterPA, Tinicum Conservancy, Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Pennypack Trust, Bscape - Bucks Students for Climate Action 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, Clean Air Council, Clean Water Action, Natural Lands, Earth Conservancy Lackawanna River Conservation Association Pocono Environmental Education Center, Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society, Pike - Wayne Trout Unlimited and Delaware Highlands Conservancyy for joining us in fighting for our parks and open spaces!
ICYMI: The Delaware River Waterfront received the Commonwealth Award from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for the design of Cherry Street Pier. President Joe Forkin discusses the origins of the historic project, activating the space with artists and events, and future plans 🙌. https://bit.ly/2S5Ub5g
Thank you 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for honoring us and ISA - Interface Studio Architects LLC with the Commonwealth Award for the design of Cherry Street Pier 🤩🤗! #MyPhillyWaterfront
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania recently honored projects that help create walkable, sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities across the state. In the spotlight: Philadelphia's Cherry Street Pier, Delaware River Waterfront, York Academy Regional Charter School, Grow Meadville and the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority. #ExplorePA #PAnonprofits #ReuseRebuild
#TBT to a week ago, when the #GreenBuild team brought this beauty home from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Awards. Very nice!
I'm so honored to have accepted the Mark Schneider Friend of Pennsylvania Award on behalf of PennDOT and our planning initiative PennDOT Connects. Thank you, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, for recognizing our hard work to make a difference for communities across this great state.
Last night we had the honor of attending the 2019 Commonwealth Awards presented by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania to accept the award for Most Sustainable Neighborhood in Pennsylvania! Our Hastings neighborhood was recognized for thoughtful and responsible design, including the preservation of century old Sycamore trees, a focus on walkability and the integration of parks and green spaces. A limited number of homesites have just been released in the newest area of the neighborhood. Don't miss out on your chance to live in the most sustainable, and fastest selling neighborhood in South Fayette! Call 800.325.3030 to schedule your personal preview! www.lifeathastings.com
Congratulations to our friends at Realen for being recognized with a Commonwealth Award last night from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for their Village at Valley Forge project! The Village at VF is a 120-acre, mixed-use, lifestyle environment urbanizing the suburbs. Bravo! https://vimeo.com/316831917
Congratulations to our friends and clients Royal Square Development & Construction and Zamagias Properties for receiving awards for their projects at the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 2019 Commonwealth Awards last night. Community First Fund provided these developers with a combined $15 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocations to assist with construction and development of these high-impact projects. It is great to see the Landmark Project and 101NQ 101NQ getting regional recognition!
Last evening we celebrated visionary community leadership and teamwork at the annual 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania awards ceremony. 101NQ won for 2019 Commercial Catalyst! 101NQ is owned by Zamagias Properties. It was designed by LeFevre Funk Architects Inc.in collaboration with RGS Associates. Warfel Construction led the re-development and construction of the retail, office, and residential spaces which open in October. Incredible work - incredible team!