Foundations Community Partnership Board Approves $210,000 in Grant Awards Benefiting Bucks Non-Profits



Foundations Community Partnership’s Board of Directors has announced the distribution of $210,000 in grant funding to support 19 Bucks County non-profit organizations and the families they serve. The grant program is an integral part of Foundations’ mission to improve the lives of youth and their families in Bucks County. The grants included $150,000 in Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG), $50,000 in Capital Grants and a $10,000 Emergency Grant.

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Foundations Summer Youth Corps celebrates seventh year

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2014 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program offers students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies.

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Courtney Okwara receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Courtney Okwara, a senior at Neshaminy High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Courtney ranks 11th in her class of 644 students. Some of the awards she has received are the National Achievement Outstanding Participant Award, AP Scholar With Honors Award, and Suburban One League Scholar Athlete Award. She has also been on the Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period since ninth grade.

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Emily Meyer receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Emily Meyer, a senior at Morrisville High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Emily ranks second in her class and maintains a rigorous academic schedule, including courses at Bucks County Community College. Her extracurricular activities include the Morrisville High School MS Walk, the Bully Walkathon, Red Cross Blood Drive, and functions at her church.

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Three CB students receive Foundations scholarships

Foundations Community Partnership awarded $1000 scholarships to three Central Bucks High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. Joy S. Kim (CB East), Idan Zonshein (CB South), and Katy Ma (CB West) are the honored recipients.

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Sanjana Sundaram receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Sanjana Sundaram, a senior at Pennsbury High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Sanjana’s academic curriculum includes AP Calculus and AP Biology, but her proudest achievement is earning an “A” at the Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she took a Nanotechnology course, wrote a research paper with a PowerPoint presentation, and delivered this in front of 100 people. Outside the classroom, she has been a Student Ambassador with Pennsylvania Hospital, and volunteers at St. Mary’s Hospital. She also started the Habitat for Humanity club at her school.

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Joely House and Jason Miller receive Foundations scholarships

Foundations Community Partnership awarded $1000 scholarships to two Council Rock High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. Joely House (CR North) and Jason Miller (CR South) are the honored recipients.

Joely will be attending Emory University in the fall, and Jason will be moving on to West Chester University.

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Bucks CAC receives $10K grant from Foundations Community Partnership

Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) will be able to incorporate the highly regarded EFI (extended forensic interviewing) model at all three of its Bucks offices to further protect children who may be victims of abuse, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Foundations Community Partnership (FCP).

FCP’s support enables Bucks CAC, whose operations are overseen by nonprofit Network of Victim Assistance, to enhance its services to provide EFI for very young children, children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities, and children who may have severe or multiple traumatic events.

“Across the country, research and experience have shown that children are often reluctant and resistant to disclose abuse due to the complex dynamics and stigma of child abuse,” says Leslie Slingsby, LSW, director of the CAC. “While it is challenging to keep children physically safe when they are reluctant to disclose abuse, it can be even more challenging to keep them mentally safe during the disclosure process. The EFI process helps us do that.”

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Foundations appoints Thomas Hanna to Board of Directors

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP), a non-profit foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of young people and their families in Bucks County, has welcomed Thomas M. Hanna, P.E., LEED® AP to its Board of Directors for a three-year term.

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Foundations Community Partnership

Foundations Community Partnership is a philanthropic grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County.

FCP provides grants and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, awards scholarships to Bucks County high school seniors, subsidizes service learning internships for college students, underwrites community education programs and supports behavioral health education and research. FCP identifies human service needs within the nonprofit organization community in Bucks County and encourages development of innovative services and collaboration through grants and educational services.

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