Vision, Mission, Philosophy & Values


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.


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.


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.


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