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: