About Us

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is a non-profit, private grant-making foundation established to support the behavioral health and human service needs of children, young adults, and families in Bucks County, Pa. In response, the organization provides grants and technical assistance, scholarships, and professional development as well as service learning opportunities through collaborative partnerships.

Our Pledge of Service

FCP pledges to help solve problems related to the behavioral health and human service needs of children, young adults and their families, inspire youth, and create partnerships to enhance the quality of life in Bucks County. Therefore, we pledge our resources to fulfill our mission, vision, and values.

Our Goals & Objectives

  • Respond to behavioral health and human service needs
  • Encourage development of innovative services and collaboration through grants and educational support
  • Engage the nonprofit community in resolving issues of concern
  • Offer service learning opportunities  to qualified young adults to help meet community needs
  • Support research efforts to identify practical and effective treatment guidelines and share this knowledge with stakeholders

Grantee: Bucks County Community College

Our mission is to support the behavioral health and human service needs of children, young adults, and families in Bucks County, Pa.

Vision

To be a catalyst for improving the quality of life in Bucks County, Pa. We believe that:
  • Human services concerns can be identified and resolved within the local community.
  • Private and public organizations working together can address unmet service needs and other underlying community problems, and provide creative solutions to improve the quality of life for all residents.
  • Service-learning partnerships pairing young adults with businesses and academic institutions provide lasting benefits to the community.
  • Scholarships and grants-in-aid to young adults showing interest in and aptitude for careers in human services will reflect their individual interests and be a positive influence in the community.
  • Grants and other financial support of selected private and public organizations encourage innovative problem-solving.
  • Communication of outcomes through research, education and seminars motivates others to act as change agents.

Values

As a member of the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia, we share these values:
  • Commitment to the public good
  • Responsible stewardship of resources
  • Effective governance
  • Compliance with the law
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Acting with honesty and openness
  • Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust

History

Foundations Community Partnership traces its roots to a pioneering facility established to provide behavioral health services in the region. In 1964, the Delaware Valley Mental Health Foundation founded a small psychiatric hospital in Doylestown, Pa. By 1996, the hospital became known as Foundations Behavioral Health and its scope expanded to encompass a full range of behavioral health services for children and adolescents. In 2007, a for-profit organization acquired Foundations Behavioral Health. As a result of the sale, FCP was established as an independent operating foundation under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code to continue the grantmaking, community education, internship, scholarship, and research activities of the hospital.

Progress & Impact

In August 2013, FCP hired Drexel University’s School of Public Health to independently evaluate the foundation’s grant making efforts. The survey was designed to assess grantees’ experiences and perceptions as well as the impact of grant(s) on grantees’ work. Drexel completed the study through a quantitative online survey and qualitative interviews. Results from this study can be viewed here:

Grantee Survey Report

Key Informant Interview Report

Partnership in Youth Services Luncheon

Board of Directors

Abigail Halloran, M.A.
Chair

Divisional Director of Clinical Services
Universal Health Services, Inc.

Tracy Pasternak Willis, M.A. Vice Chair

Executive Director, Business Development & Outpatient Services
Haven Behavioral Healthcare

Sean M. Schmid, Treasurer

Chief Operating Officer
Penn Investment Advisors, Inc.

Caroline O’Connell Sinton, MAT Secretary, Ex-Officio

Associate Director
Foundations Community Partnership

Thomas Hanna, P.E., LEED®
Immediate Past Chair

Capital Projects Manager
Central Bucks School District

Tobias Bruhn, Ed.D., CFRE
Ex-Officio

Executive Director
Foundations Community Partnership

Morgan Q. Bryan, M.S.

Senior Coordinator, Institutional Partnerships
Travis Manion Foundation

Stephanie Bunin, Psy.D.

Therapist
Center for Psychology & Counseling

Amy Conte, M.S., LPC, NCC

Mobile Therapist
Penndel Mental Health Center

Judith Stern Goldstein, ASLA,
R.L.A.

Senior Project Manager
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

Falesha R. Grasty

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer & Assistant Vice President
Penn Community Bank

 

Terence J. McGlinchey

Business Banking Management Professional

Rachael Neff, LSW

Human Services Director
County of Bucks

Patricia Stern Smallacombe, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Partnerships
Bucks County Community College

Daniel P. Weldon, Ed.D.
Ex-Officio

Senior Consultant for Program Development & Education
Foundations Community Partnership

Emeritus/Honorary:

Ronald T. Bernstein
Board Member Emeritus

Karen Lasorda
Board Member Emeritus

Dr. Joseph Stella
Board Member Emeritus

Dr. Albert Honig*
Honorary Director

Dr. Harry Klein*
Honorary Director

*deceased