YWCA Bucks County is proud to be a long-standing partner with Foundations Community Partnership (FCP). FCP is a leader in the Bucks County community. Not only are they an important grantmaker that awards financial support to nonprofit organizations, but they also connect local agencies with one another to leverage resources, invest in nonprofit professionals through their MTA program, and create connections with college students and NPOs through the Summer Youth Corps program. The YWCA has been fortunate to work with such a wonderful organization committed to improving the lives of Bucks County youth and families.
I had the tremendous pleasure of facilitating strategic conversations with the Board and Staff at Foundations Community Partnership recently. As part of this work, I spoke with several of their stakeholders in organizations that regularly interact with FCP. One of the key themes shared among them is that FCP has a presence in the community and is fully present in all they do, bringing a needed perspective to improving the quality of life in Bucks County, PA. They are responsive, transparent, and invested in what they do and how they do it, making it easier for grantee organizations to do their important and meaningful work. The FCP team has a genuine desire to strengthen the nonprofit sector and it shows in the wide variety of grants, programs, and scholarships they offer. I know them to be deeply committed to their mission and innovating to meet current and emerging needs which will continue to enrich their work.
Thanks Kelly for your kind words and expert guidance though our strategic planning process.
Foundations Community Partnership has been an amazing resource, guide, and supporter as we've developed our organization. Rather than just approving or rejecting grant candidates, FCP takes the time to get to know organizations and provides them with guidance for moving forward! We are so grateful!
Thank you for your valuable feedback. Glad we can provide valuable feedback, and grow together.
Foundations Community Partnership, Inc. understands the community it serves and provides vital funding. The Coalition to Shelter and Support the Homeless was granted funding to develop a strategic plan, Roadmap to the Future. This funding allows us to work with a skilled facilitator to review the work that we've done so far and to develop a timeline and plans for what needs to happen now. We are excited to take this next step and grateful for the Foundations Community Partnership, Inc funding.
Proud to support your long-term thinking and growth.
Sensory Friendly Cities Inc. is proud to partner with Foundations Community Partnership to create more accessible environments for people with sensory differences in Bucks County. Through their support, we will be able to make events and community spaces more equipped to accommodate the sensory needs of those on the autism spectrum, with trauma histories, or with other sensory differences.
Foundations Community Partnership is an excellent source for grants to improve the lives of those living in Bucks County, PA. I have been fortunate enough to be on the board of one organization that benefitted from an FCP grant a few years ago and later, the president of an organization that received an FCP grant. Both of these grants will have substantial impact on the lives of children with disabilities in Bucks County.
The grant process was straightforward, communicative, and timely. I'm grateful that FCP makes impactful investments in our community!
Proud to support your important mission.
Foundations Community Partnership is an incredible supporter of Lenape Valley Foundation and our behavioral health services for the community. We are grateful for the continued support to benefit so many residents of Bucks County!
Thanks for all you do for our community.
Foundations Community Partnership is a true partner in our community, providing not only financial resources but thought leadership, collaboration, and a readiness to pivot alongside organizations to address evolving community needs. We are honored to serve with FCP!
Thanks for your kind words, and we feel the same.
Voice and Vision, Inc. applied for several grants from Foundations Community Partnership, Inc. throughout the past 10 years. The process online is user-friendly, and meeting with the FCP staff has always been a pleasure. FCP is our go-to Foundation when we want to try new and innovative ideas and programs. Past funding has helped to create our two unique Help and Hope Guides: From Families Who Have Walked the Walk (the latest pictured here). We continue to receive testimonies of help families and community groups received from the information. Another grant FCP funded was our pilot project called Hope and New Directions, which is an innovative person-centered planning process Certified Peer Specialists complete with youth and young adults. Since that grant and pilot, 53 H.A.N.D. plans were developed, implemented, and outcomes achieved with students in our College Plus Program. We are so grateful for the Board and Staff of FCP, their goal to resolve issues in the community, and their commitment to the public good and excellence. We very much appreciate their partnership with us and all the non-profits who help youth, young adults, and families in Bucks County.
We strive to be Bucks County's go-to foundation. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement and all that you do for our community.
Bucks County Playhouse has had a great experience working with Foundations Community Partnership!
Proud to partner with the Playhouse in support of the arts in Bucks County.
The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) is proud to partner with Foundations Community Partnership (FCP), who works with us to ensure that nonprofits in Bucks County have access to training and resources on "all things nonprofit," and to connect with their peers across the state. Because of FCP's support, we are offering scholarships to our annual Collaborative Conference to Bucks County nonprofit professionals.
Proud to partner with PANO and share the commitment to educate the nonprofit sector in Bucks County.
Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy is proud to be a long standing partner with Foundations Community Partnership. Pegasus is a therapeutic horseback riding program which focuses on partnering with our equine staff to promote independence while targeting physical and emotional well-being for individuals with disabilities, diagnoses, and at risk populations. We are grateful for their funding of our Leading the Way, Equine Assisted Learning program for the students at the Mollie Woods School that has improved the lives of so many. Additionally, PegasusTRA was the recipient of Foundations Community Partnership's Covid-19 Emergency Grant Funding which enabled our program to continue operations and care for our horses during this difficult time.
Proud to support your innovative programs.
FCP is an amazing organization with a commitment to help support local nonprofits in Bucks County. All of us at iRun4Life are very grateful for the Partnership in Youth Service grant which we won to help us pay for our portal. This portal is a place where our elementary school runners can track their mileage and good deeds. It also encourages them to eat healthy fruits and vegetables and encourages them to keep exercising. FCP brings local nonprofits - like iRun4Life- together where we can help and support the children in our community.
Great job FCP!
Proud to support your growth
Since opening in 2011, Foundations Community Partnership has supported The Bucks County Children's Museum with not only the funding necessary to increase our capacity to serve young learners, but the tools and resources our organization needs to be successful. Through its grant programs we have been able to build an inclusive educational environment that provides quality programming and exhibit experiences for 55,000+ children, parents, and school field trips each year. Additionally, FCP has provided board and business development through its Technical Assistance Grants, Summer Youth Corp interns, grant writing workshops, and non-profit networking opportunities. FCP has played a key role in our community's current thriving non-profit landscape by understanding that financial support is important, but providing the tools organizations need to succeed is vital.
Thanks for all you do for our community.
Foundations Community Partnership is a wonderful community foundation that truly embodies the spirit of connection and collaboration within the non-profit community in Bucks County. FCP has been a long-standing partner of the Beds for Kids program and has been instrumental in the ongoing growth and development of the program. Through hosting training and networking events that help to facilitate a true sense of community partnership, bringing non-profits together, FCP provides opportunities for shared learning and collaboration. In the early weeks of the COVID crisis, FCP once again demonstrated its commitment to the non-profit community, offering a COVID-19 Response Grant to support ongoing program delivery through the most challenging of times. We are honored to have received ongoing support from FCP and are excited to continue to work together to further our shared goal of supporting those who are most in need in our community.
Thanks for all you do for our community.
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.
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.
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.
Proud to support your growth.
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.
Thanks for your kind words and continued partnership.
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.
Proud to partner with The Conservatory and grateful for its impact in our community.
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.
Proud to support such innovative programs for at-risk youth.
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.
Looking forward to our next project together.
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.
Great example of a collaborative partnership.
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.
Thanks for your comments and feedback about our successful partnership.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad to partner with BCOC which has such a positive impact on our community every single day.
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.
Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad we are able to support your innovative programs and provide financial assistance in a time need.
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.
Thanks for your comments and feedback. Glad we were able to help you address an urgent need for your students.