Each October, Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) awards grants to 12 new and emerging non-profit organizations that are improving the quality of life for local youth and their families in Bucks County.
These awards are presented at an annual luncheon in Doylestown, an event that welcomes up to 200 non-profit executives and community leaders, fostering partnerships between the public and private sectors that support vital community programs.
The Partnership in Youth Services (PYS) grants provide funding to programs such as summer enrichment for at-risk children, improving self-confidence and self-esteem among disadvantaged and special needs kids, and educational opportunities for classrooms serving students with disabilities and behavioral health problems.
In addition to the grant awards presented, the Morris M. Davis Award provides a scholarship to a Summer Youth Corps intern whose contributions to the community are judged to be an outstanding example.
This year’s awards banquet will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the PYS grant program and features keynote speaker Caryl M. Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF USA.
Throughout the year, FCP awards more than 50 grants annually to local organizations, including Partnership in Youth Services, Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants, Capital Improvement, Emergency Action Grants, and Technical Assistance requests.
“Our mission is to provide targeted support of nonprofit human service organizations serving special needs children, youth, and families in Bucks County,” says Ron Bernstein, Foundations Executive Director. “We focus on organizations that are truly serving the families in Bucks County who need help the most.”
Local businesses that help sponsor this event are recognized at the award luncheon.
Visit FCP’s website at https://www.fcpartnership.org/donate/ to support this exceptional event.