Grants

Grants are awarded only to non-profit organizations supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children, young adults, and their families in Bucks County, Pa. Behavioral health and human service activities encompass the concept of “Community Mental Health,” including:

  • Primary Mental Health Services: Direct care provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.
  • Secondary Mental Health Services: Indirect care, referrals, and mental health education provided by public and private mental health agencies.
  • Tertiary Mental Health Services: Support for community services including, education, afterschool activities, summer programs, drug and alcohol prevention education, creative arts programs, and other programs/activities that support high risk or disadvantaged children, young adults, or families in danger of experiencing behavioral health problems.

FCP does not fund the following:

  • Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3), charitable organizations, and Section 170(c)(1), government entities, of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Organizations not classified in Section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Advertising publications
  • Deficit financing/debt reduction
  • Individuals
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
  • Religious activities
  • Salaries
  • Stand-alone research
  • Unregistered or unqualified pass-through/umbrella organizations

Please contact us if you seek renewal grants since funding varies from year to year. Decisions as to the award amounts are at the sole discretion of FCP.

Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG)

Awarded annually in December and June:

  • Fall: Application Window opens August 1; Letter of Inquiry due October 1; Full Application (following LOI approval) due October 15
  • Spring: Application Window opens February 1; Letter of Inquiry due April 1; Full Application (following LOI approval) due April 15

Capital Improvement Grants

FCP considers applications for structural facility improvements, such as new buildings or additions, extensive renovations, and adding durable equipment to existing structures. Awarded annually in December and June:

  • Fall: Application Window opens August 1; Letter of Inquiry due October 1; Full Application (following LOI approval) due October 15
  • Spring: Application Window opens February 1; Letter of Inquiry due April 1; Full Application (following LOI approval) due April 15

Emergency Action Grants

Applications accepted throughout the year following Letter of Inquiry review and approval.


Partnership in Youth Services Grants (PYS)

Awarded annually in October:

  • Application Window opens July 1; Full Application due September 1

Target Funding Grants-General Operating Support

Awarded annually in March:

  • Letter of Inquiry due January 15; Full Application (following LOI approval) due February 1

Technical Assistance Grants

Awarded throughout the year, grants support non-profits in the areas of capacity building, business management, strategic planning, as well as board and staff development.