Doylestown, PA (December 29, 2020) – In a continuing effort to give back during this difficult time, Foundation’s Community Partnership’s (FCP) Board of Directors awarded $150,000 in grant funding to 18 Bucks County non-profit organizations. The grant program is a vital part of FCP’s mission to help improve the lives of children, young adults, and their families in Bucks County. The grants this season included 13 Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG) and 5 Capital Improvement Grants.
BIIG Grants support the organizations that are developing cutting edge ideas, while Capital Improvement Grants support the non-profit organizations’ structural improvements to facilities, renovations, durable equipment and/or technological upgrades.
Bucks Innovations and Improvement Grants (BIIG) were awarded to the following 13 organizations and programs:
1. Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic will use the grant to help support their C x 4 (Connecting, Caring, Coping during Coronavirus” Program, which will provide behavioral health counseling for clinic patients prior to being admitted into a community mental health program.
2. Potential Inc. will use the grant for their Skill Building for Severe Problem Behavior Project, which provides training to staff to implement enhanced services for children with challenging behavior.
3. One House at a Time will use the grant for their Beds for Kids Program, which provides beds and other items to low income families.
4. Maternity Care Coalition will use the grant for their Building Family Program, which will convert the Nurturing Parent Program into a virtual format.
5. Special Equestrians will use the grant to provide Equine Assisted Learning to Bucks County children and youth.
6. Heritage Conservancy will use the grant to support teacher-led outdoor and nature activities which help children improve social and emotional self-awareness.
7. YWCA of Bucks County will use the grant for the Foxwood Out-of-School Time Initiative which provides structured activities and academic support for high-risk children for behavioral health problems when they are not in school.
8. Needlework Guild of America’s New Winter Coats and Clothes for Children and Families Program will provide clothes and other items to children of low-income families in Bucks County.
9. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy will use the grant for their Leading the Way Equine Assisted Learning Program, which provides services to children with physical and developmental disabilities each summer.
10. The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. will use the grant for their Enriching Recovery in Young Adults Program, which enhances recovery from substance abuse for young adults.
11. Worthwhile Wear will use the grant for their Bucks County Well Program that supports human trafficking and serves young adults who have or are highly vulnerable to behavioral health problems.
12. The Peace Center will use the grant for their Walking While Black: LOVE is the Answer Program, which facilitates discussion with schools and police departments.
13. Christ’s Home will use the grant in support of their Sanctuary Model Program which will enhance programming for children at risk of behavioral health problems.
Five organizations received Capital Improvement Grants:
1. Potential Inc., which services children and youth with autism and other behavioral problems, will use the grant toward purchasing a new 15-passenger van.
2. Snipes Farm and Education Center will use the grant for building an outdoor classroom and trail enhancements for education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program serves students with behavioral and developmental disabilities.
3. Autism Cares Foundation will use the grant for their Accessing Beyond our World Program, which will improve services and the COVID-19 safety through improved technology.
4. Family Service Association of Bucks County will use the grant for purchasing new software to improve service delivery for their Parent Education Programs.
5. BARC Developmental Services will use the grant for renovating bathrooms used by young adults with developmental disabilities.
*Pictured: Tom Hanna (Left), Foundations Community Partnership Board Chair and Tobi Bruhn, Ed.D., CFRE, Executive Director