In 2003, the HealthSpark Foundation (formerly known as North Penn Community Health Foundation) was looking for a permanent home, and found a property in a prime location that was much larger than the Foundation needed. Through its work in the community, the HealthSpark Foundation knew that many nonprofit organizations were housed in substandard facilities and subject to increased costs and escalation clauses in their leases. Recognizing the financial and programmatic challenges faced by the nonprofit community, the Foundation's Board determined that the construction of the Community Partners Center would provide employees with an efficient workplace, and clients with a non-stigmatizing professional and supportive environment in which to provide services.
During its opening year in 2008, then Governor Ed Rendell, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate all honored the Center in recognition of being the first nonprofit center in Pennsylvania.
With the Center approaching its 10th year, the HealthSpark Foundation continues to focus on convening nonprofit organizations and supporting partnerships and other collaborative efforts among its tenants. The available state-of-the-art meeting space is available to tenants and other nonprofit organizations in a continued effort provide high quality space for organizations working in Montgomery County.
The Community Partners Center seeks to provide a professional office space environment where its tenants and guests are encouraged to collaborate, explore and develop synergies among themselves and other community businesses and organizations that support their success in providing the highest caliber of programs and services in the most cost-effective manner possible.
To create an environment that supports the essential role of local non-profit organizations; enhances local access to programs and services; provides and maintains a professional work environment where employees feel comfortable working; provides a respectful environment where consumers receive services without stigmatization; and links operating costs with value to the North Penn nonprofit community.
FOSTERING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
The Community Partners Center values and cultivates community, collaboration, and exploration amongst our tenants and partners.
Our building is the first multi-tenant, nonprofit center in Pennsylvania to provide professional office and meetings space to health and human service nonprofit organizations under one roof in Montgomery County!
Community Partners Center is a proud member of The Nonprofit Centers Network.
The Nonprofit Centers Network works to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by supporting the development and ongoing operations of multi-tenant nonprofit centers and other quality nonprofit workspace.