Foundations Community Partnership Inc

Doylestown, PA   |  http://www.fcpartnership.org

Mission

Foundations Community Partnership promotes innovative services to improve the quality of life for special needs children, youth, and families in Bucks County, Pa. We are forging active partnerships with the public and private sectors to support vital community-based programs. FCP is committed to identifying needs and problem solving. We will communicate and deliver these services through research, education, publication and collaborative approaches.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

Dr. Tobi Bruhn

Main address

1456 Ferry Rd Ste 404

Doylestown, PA 18901 USA

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Formerly known as

Delaware Valley Mental Health, Inc.

Foundations Behavioral Health

EIN

23-6299881

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is a private, independent foundation formed to improve the quality of life for special needs children, youth and families in Bucks County, Pa. We endeavor to establish collaborative partnerships linking public agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, colleges and young adults within our community. FCP is a valued community resource — solving problems, inspiring youth, and creating partnerships with organizations and higher learning institutions to enhance the quality of life in the region. To this end, we pledge to use our resources to fulfill our vision, mission, goals and objectives while remaining true to our philosophy and values..

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG)

BIIG are offered on a competitive basis to non-profit human services organizations providing services to children and youth in Bucks County. These grants, ranging in value from $10,000 to $25,000 per grant, will be awarded to eligible applicants that develop innovative ideas to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in Bucks County, Pa.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

This program provides paid human service internship opportunities for motivated college students from Bucks County, Pa., who are entering their second or third year in college. Interns are “matched” with selected Bucks County, non-profit human service organizations during the summer for the 10-week SYC program with the opportunity to earn college credits.

Population(s) Served
Students

These grants will be reviewed for capital campaigns including structural improvements to the facility (bricks & mortar, such as new buildings or addition to existing buildings), or extensive renovation or addition of durable equipment to an existing structure.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

The grants are used to recognize and provide support for selected organizations that are dedicated to helping solve community problems, promoting a positive impact on local youth, and enhancing the quality of the lives of children, youth and their families in Bucks County, Pa.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

These grants will be provided for specific work-plans developed with a local non-profit technical assistance organization (i.e., The LaSalle Non-Profit Center, The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management, The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations [PANO]). Grants will also be available for organization Board/Management participation in conferences or workshops, provided for the Bucks County non-profit business community. Selected organizations will be provided the opportunity to participate in the Core Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT), which is a self-evaluation of organizational strengths and needs, used by many technical assistance programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

These grants are offered on a competitive basis to non-profit human services organizations that address the behavioral health needs for children, youth, and families in Bucks County, Pa.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The total grants awarded number is for the calendar year.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The total grant dollars awarded amount is for the calendar year.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Young adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The total application number is for the calendar year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

- Respond to human service needs within the nonprofit organization community in Bucks County.
- Encourage development of innovative services and collaboration within the Bucks County nonprofit community through grants and educational services.
- Provide opportunities for the community to participate in resolving issues of concern to all Bucks County residents.
- Recruit, train, supervise and provide leadership for qualified young adults to participate in service learning opportunities to help meet community needs.
- Support research efforts to identify and communicate practical and effective treatment guidelines and disseminate them through workshops, seminars and professional publications.

FCP provides program grants, capital, emergency, target funding, and technical assistance support to move its mission forward and have a greater impact in Bucks County. Furthermore, FCP offers a scholarship to a graduating senior at all public and vocational high schools, and collaborates with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce to support their Women in Business scholarship program, which recognizes young women who have overcome special challenges and are finding a career path.

In addition to grant-making and scholarships, FCP is committed to its Summer Youth Corps service-learning program and Professional Education Workshops. The service-learning program provides an outstanding paid internship experience for Bucks County students returning home after their freshman or sophomore year of college, while the Fall and Spring Professional Education Series offers state-of-the-art continuing education workshops for psychologists, MSWs, educators, professional counselors, among others.

While always being open to new opportunities to increase its impact in Bucks County, FCP strives to continuously improve and refine its systems and practices. Integrated with GuideStar by Candid, the foundation's grant-making system provides charity status verification to ensure grant eligibility. Additionally, the staff provides an annual grant-writing workshop that teaches grantees how to use FCP's system and write clear and effective grant requests.

As a private foundation, FCP is committed to the public good and providing responsible stewardship of its resources. To that end, the Board of Directors and management team provide constant and thorough oversight of the financial endowment, ensuring effective governance.

In December of 2007, FCP gave out its first grant. Since then, the foundation awarded nearly $5.5 million in grants to more than 500 non-profit agencies that serve special needs youth and their families in Bucks County, Pa. Providing grants to vital nonprofits, technical assistance to emerging 501(c)(3) organizations, scholarships and internships to the next generation of concerned citizens, and ongoing professional education and development to those serving the behavioral health needs of Bucks County's youth, are vital to FCP's past, present, and future. The Board of Directors and management are committed to good governance, best practices, responsible stewardship, and serving the Bucks County community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Grantee feedback caused the launch of a new grant cycle.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Foundations Community Partnership Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Thomas Hanna


Board co-chair

Mrs. Abigail Halloran

Terence McGlinchey

Banking Professional

Karen Lasorda

Penn Community Bank

Amy Conte

PennDel Mental Health

Abigail Halloran

Haven Behavioral Health

Stephanie Bunin

Licensed Psychologist

Sean Schmid

Penn Investment Advisors, Inc.

Tracy Willis

Sunspire Health

Patricia Smallacombe

Bucks County Community College

Judith Stern Goldstein

Boucher & James

Thomas Hanna

Central Bucks School District

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/12/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability