Technical & Tuition Assistance Grants

Technical and Tuition Assistance Grants support the strategic and professional development needs by non-profit organizations.

Grant Description

We have worked with organizations such as The LaSalle Non-Profit Center, The Catalyst Center for Nonprofit Management, and/or The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations:

  • Core Competency Assessment Tool (CCAT) or other organizational evaluation process
  • Board Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Business Management
  • Executive Director/Senior Management Training
  • Succession Planning/Emerging Leadership Consultation
  • Capacity Building Consultation
  • Referral for Legal Issues
  • Workshops and Conference Scholarships for Board/Management

Following submission of a Letter of Inquiry, FCP will discuss the request with the applicant. Only complete applications will receive consideration. Recipients must provide a 12-month final report.

Since 2015, FCP has assisted Bucks County non-profit organizations with succession planning and/or to strengthen the organization’s management team. Organizations that received a grant from FCP within the past 5 years are eligible to complete a Tuition Assistance Grant application to support one staff member per grant cycle in either LaSalle University’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management program or its Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership degree program. Organizations establish their own criteria for and exercise complete control over the selection of the staff member from their organization to be supported by the Tuition Assistance Grant.

Nonprofits with an approved certificate candidate will be reimbursed equal to one-half (1/2) of the total tuition cost. The remaining cost will be funded by the organization and/or candidate. FCP will reimburse nonprofits that sponsor a certificate track student after five successfully completed courses and again after completion of the program. An approved master’s degree candidate will be reimbursed equal to one-third (1/3) of the total tuition cost. The organization and the candidate are responsible for the remaining two-thirds (2/3) of the tuition.

Awarded annually in August:

  • Letter of Inquiry due July 15; Full Application (following LOI approval) due August 1

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will receive consideration. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please visit the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Council on Foundations for tips on writing a successful grant proposal.

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Doylestown, PA 18901

“My Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Leadership from LaSalle University has given me the foundation to be a successful leader as the Food Program Manager at Bucks County Opportunity Council. I am thankful for FCP’s commitment to improving the quality of life in Bucks County, Pa., because it has allowed me to turn my passion of a hunger free Bucks County into a possible reality.“ – Amanda Musselman

Application Requirements for FCP Grants

Optional Pre-Grant Due Diligence Review

Tuition & Technical Assistance LOI and Application Preview

FOUNDANT Applicant Tutorial (PDF)

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Please contact us if you seek renewal grants since funding varies from year to year. Decisions as to the award amounts are at the sole discretion of FCP.

Recent Grant Recipients