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FCP Overview

Vision

FCP aspires to be a catalyst for improving the quality of life in Bucks County. We are committed to developing community-focused, youth-based service learning opportunities, providing grants and scholarships, and supporting community education, research and training.

Mission

FCP promotes innovative services to improve the lives of residents in the community, with a special emphasis on young people. We are forging active partnerships with the public and private sectors to support vital community-based programs.  FCP is committed to identifying needs and problem solving.  We will communicate and deliver these services through research, education, publication and collaborative approaches.

Philosophy

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

FCP traces its roots to a pioneering facility established more than 40 years ago to provide behavioral health services in the region — the Delaware Valley Mental Health Foundation, which founded a small psychiatric hospital that opened in 1964 in Doylestown. By 1996, that facility had become known as Foundations Behavioral Health and its scope expanded to encompass a full range of behavioral health services for children and adolescents.

In 2007, the hospital was sold to a for-profit organization. As a result of the sale, FCP was established to continue the grantmaking, community education, internship, scholarship and research activities of the Foundation. FCP is an independent operating foundation under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code.

Evaluating Our Progress and Impact

In August 2013, FCP began a self-evaluation process by hiring the Drexel University School of Public Health  to evaluate independently the foundation’s grant making after six years.
The Foundations Community Partnership Survey was designed to assess 1) grantee experiences and perceptions of grantees in Buck County and 2) the impact of FCP grant(s) on grantees’ work.

The Drexel University team completed the study in two phases: 1. through a quantitative online survey of past and current grantees and grant applicants and 2. qualitative interviews of key FCP stakeholders. The reports from each phase of the study have been completed and are available for viewing in PDF format:

>> FCP Grantee Survey Report 2013-2014

>> FCP Key Informant Interview Report 2013-2014

Our Board of Directors

Karen Lasorda
Senior Vice President – Commercial Lending
Bucks County Bank
Chair

Terence McGlinchey
Vice President Business Development Officer
Centric Bank
Treasurer

*Caroline O’Connell Sinton, MAT
FCP Associate Director
Secretary

*Ronald Bernstein
FCP Executive Director

*Dr. Daniel Weldon
Psychologist
FCP Senior Consultant for Program Education and Development

*William E. Boger, CPA
Managing Partner
W.E. Boger & Associates, LLC

Steve Detweiler
Director, Lifeworks Alternative Schools
Foundations Behavioral Health

Peggy Hanselman, NCC, LPC
Former School-Based Therapist
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Retired School Counselor and Educator

Nancy Miller, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Thomas M. Hanna, P.E., LEED AP
VP Land Design
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.

Amy Conte
PennDel Mental Health

Abigail Halloran
Haven Behavioral Health

Stephanie Bunin, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Brad Greenspan, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist

*Dr. Albert Honig
Psychiatrist
Honorary Director

*Dr. Harry Klein
Educator
Honorary Director

*Non-voting