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Foundations Community Partnership, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Philanthropy, Private Operating Foundations

Mission: Formed in July 2007 as a result of the sale of Foundations Behavioral Health, Foundations Community Partnership is a private, grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County. We strive to establish collaborative partnerships linking public agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses and educational institutions, as well as children, young adults and their families within our community.

Results: More than $5.5 million in grants awarded since 2007; nearly 70 grants awarded in 2019; recognized with Guidestar's 2020 Seal of Transparency

Target demographics: support the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 50 non-profit organizations

Geographic areas served: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Programs: grant assistance, service learning internships, professional education workshops, as well as high school and college scholarships

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Over the past 10 years, Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has been just that for The Conservatory: a partner. FCP has played a leading role in our ability to provide high quality arts education, performance programs, and community programs to Bucks County with their guidance and funding. We have been lucky to have interns from FCP for the past 10 years; many of which still keep in touch. FCP has seen our organization move into our beautiful new home, and with their support and guidance, we’ve grown to take full advantage of our spaces. Our Performance Hall is named for FCP as a small token of our appreciation for their unwavering support. FCP has granted us the ability to make a larger community impact with their funding of multicultural concerts, accessible summer programs, and support for our Kindred Arts program which provides underprivileged students with crucial arts education in support of mental health. Through generous PYS and BIIG grants, many students have improved artistic and musical skills, consequently improving their self-confidence and social contentedness. Most recently, FCP has supported The Conservatory through their COVID-19 pandemic support grant. The Conservatory is very thankful for the valuable resource Foundations Community Partnership has been and looks forward to benefiting Bucks County for many years to come.

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fcpartnership Proud to partner with The Conservatory and grateful for its impact in our community.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children is so thankful for the support of Foundations Community Partnership. Philadelphia Shriners Hospital is devoted to helping the health and wellness of disabled children up to the age of eighteen, in Philadelphia and surrounding areas with the most complex orthopaedic conditions, sports and spinal cord injuries, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. We are fortunate to have received a PYS grant for the Pediatric Fracture Clinic. This grant has been instrumental in treating children by providing a reliable solution for busy families and providers. FCP is a valuable resource for the Bucks County community and Shriners is excited to be is part of this amazing organization. We look forward to a long lasting partnership and we are so glad to have found a friend in FCP. We cannot thank you enough for all that you do and for supporting the mission at Shriners.

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fcpartnership 09/24/2020

Thanks for your kind words and all you do for the community. We love our partnership with Shriners and look forward to funding future projects.

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Rating: 5

Foundations Community Partnership is an amazing community resource that supports many wonderful non-profits serving the children and youth of Bucks County. The Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center in Chalfont has been partnering with FCP for many years. They have been instrumental in providing support for our inclusive camp program that provides environmental education to over 100 children each summer. FCP was quick to grant a capital grant when we needed to renovate our education center. Each year we participate in their youth services internship program. This program carefully pairs local college interns with non-profits for a paid 12 week internship. We are very grateful for the many years of interns they have provided for us. We look forward to many more years of partnering with this top-notch organization.

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Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is one Bucks County Housing Group's (BCHG) most dynamic partners. We have long received financial support from FCP for special projects, technology upgrades, programmatic, capital and general operating funding. FCP strives to meet the needs of the nonprofit community and quickly stepped up with emergency COVID-19 funding to help deal us deal with the pandemic and better serve our clients in need. BCHG has been a long time participant in the Summer Youth Corps internship program. This program places interns with nonprofit organizations to teach them about how we operate and to foster the development for people to give back to their community. As much as the interns learn, we always learn more from them during the internship. They provide a fresh perspective and have left many lasting impacts on our organization, not to mention some have joined our staff after graduation. They have provided opportunities for staff to receive a grant to help attend graduate school and better prepare them for nonprofit leadership. BCHG is very proud very proud to continue to partner with FCP to make Bucks County a better place and provide them with our highest recommendation.

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fcpartnership 08/21/2020

Thanks for your kind words and continued partnership.

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Rating: 5

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has been a vital and long-time supporter of Bristol Riverside Theatre and our efforts to improve the quality of life in Bucks County through our ArtRageous Education program. Now entering its 15th year, ArtRageous provides arts education and mentorship to the at-risk youth of Bristol during the summer months. The program stimulates critical and creative thinking with the goal of building basic life skills and increasing self-esteem and self-efficacy through the performing arts. Generous funds from FCP have enabled Bristol Riverside Theatre to offer this program free-of-charge and to engage highly qualified professional teaching artists. The public health crisis of 2020 required the creation of a virtual ArtRageous where students (7-15 years) explored music, acting, songwriting, dance, and arts and crafts in an online format. Looking to the future, Bristol Riverside Theatre will extend ArtRageous through the school year in partnership with local youth-serving organizations. We look forward to sharing these plans and our efforts to reach more youth with our partners at FCP. Many thanks to FCP for your valuable input and support.

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fcpartnership 08/20/2020

Proud to support such innovative programs for at-risk youth.

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FCP has been a constant supporter of individuals with brain injury in the Bucks County Community. They have supported our programs through grants and mentoring. We have appreciated their interest helping us meet and expand our mission across various programs.

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fcpartnership 08/20/2020

Looking forward to our next project together.

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Autism Cares Foundation serves more than 6,000 people annually through events and activities for those with special needs. Foundations Community Partnership has supported every aspect of our efforts. The leadership is accessible and available to discuss ideas and provide guidance as they truly want to partner with the local community.

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fcpartnership 08/20/2020

Great example of a collaborative partnership.

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Foundations Community Partnership has long supported The Council of Southeast PA, and we are grateful for their support. In the past several years, they have supported key initiatives including a Partnership in Youth Services (PYS) grant for providing Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Education and Intervention Group at the Bucks County Youth Center, a Capital Grant for the repairs to the roof at the Women’s Recovery Community Center, and a COVID 19 Response Grant to help our organization transform as we continue to deliver our prevention, intervention and recovery support services through the challenges of a pandemic. These investments in our programs have been invaluable.
During the summer of 2019, The Council participated in the FCP Summer Youth Corps program for the first time, and the experience was so positive and rewarding. Our intern, Emma Boyajieff was such an asset to our organization – her professionalism, intellectual curiosity and excellent work ethic made her a perfect fit.
Emma worked to ensure that all of the goals we established for her were met. She supported our preparations for the Recovery Walk and was a valuable part of the planning team for this event that brought together 25,000 to celebrate Recovery. Having Emma work in our programs aligned well with Emma's interest in medicine, and I welcomed the fact that a future physician would begin their career with a deeper understanding of substance use disorder, and the power of strong recovery community supports.
Foundations Community Partnership is innovative in developing programs like the Summer Youth Corps, truly responsive to the Nonprofits they fund, and The Council board and staff are deeply appreciative of being one of their program partners. We look forward to working with Dr. Bruhn to continue to creatively meet Bucks County’s needs.

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fcpartnership 08/03/2020

Thanks for your comments and feedback about our successful partnership.

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Family Service Association of Bucks County has been honored to partner with Foundations Community Partnership. FCP has been the source of grants to support our Teen Center, to expand our Family Strengthening services in Upper Bucks County, to improve the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter, to enhance our headquarters building to provide Opioid Use Disorder services, to improve our IT infrastructure, and more. Most recently FCP provided support to modify services for parents and children during COVID-19 in order to insure ongoing care. Virtual Story Time was just one such change. In addition to FCP grants, we have benefited from their summer internship program and their support for the ongoing education of emerging non-profit leaders.

FCP is important to the people of Bucks County because of their ever evolving focus on emerging needs and investment in programs that collaborate to make change. They are a linchpin that is vital to a healthy nonprofit community and the people we serve.

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fcpartnership 08/03/2020

Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad we were able to support such important programs and allow you to maximize your impact in the community.

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Foundations Community Partnership is an asset to the community of Bucks County. BCOC was fortunate to participate in the summer intern program for the first time last year. Our intern, Deepti, was a wonderful addition to our team and she helped to create a "resource day" for community members at our Bristol location. We loved having her and look forward to next year when we hope to participate again.
BCOC has also been fortunate to be the recipient of several FCP grants to advance our mission of reducing poverty in the community. A grant for our Wheelz2Work program has helped many families receive a donated vehicle that is inspected, insured, and road worthy. FCP funds helped to complete necessary work on the vehicles.
Ron Bernstein was a joy to work with and we wish him well in his retirement. BCOC is excited to work with Dr. Bruhn as we continue to look to FCP to help fuel our mission of eliminating poverty and promoting economic self-sufficiency.

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fcpartnership 08/03/2020

Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad to partner with BCOC which has such a positive impact on our community every single day.

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Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has been a longtime supporter of Special Equestrians (SE). As a therapeutic horseback riding center for people with disabilities and youth at risk, FCP grant funding has helped to expand activities such as partnerships with alternative schools and other organizations to help students develop a positive self-image, become better communicators, and learn new skills that carry over into other aspects of their lives. A generous FCP capital grant provided funds to upgrade aging information systems including new computers and data management software. After shutting down all programming in mid-March, SE received FCP COVID 19 emergency grant funding which helped maintain operations and develop virtual activities to keep riders engaged. The funds were also instrumental in creating new mental health programs.

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fcpartnership 08/03/2020

Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad we are able to support your innovative programs and provide financial assistance in a time need.

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Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) provides a great service to Bucks County by supporting non-profits by enabling them to continue to offer meaningful and essential programs to improve the lives of residents in the County. Their Summer Youth Corp program offers college students the chance to work in the human service field. This innovative program connects people, offers the opportunity for students to play an active role in helping others, and allows them to earn college credit. Further, they are solutions driven and many non-profits benefitted thanks to their quick response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Thanks to their urgent turnaround on their grants cycle, our organization was able to quickly launch an emergency aid program for students, in an effort to help them stay in school. Many are struggling because of the impact of the health crisis and we are grateful that FCP recognized this and is able to continue to act as a resource. Thank you.

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fcpartnership 07/20/2020

Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad we were able to help you address an urgent need for your students.