Bucks Innovative and Improvement Grants


  • LOI/Letter of Inquiry — Spring Cycle: April 1st. Fall Cycle: October 1st.
  • Spring Cycle (following LOI approval): April 15th . The full application deadline has been extended until April 19, 2019.
  • Fall Cycle (following LOI approval): October 15th.

Note: Before submitting a grant application, please read the Grant Application Requirements:

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Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG) are offered on a competitive basis to non-profit human services organizations providing services to children and youth in Bucks County. These grants, ranging in value from $10,000 to $25,000 per grant, will be awarded to eligible applicants that develop innovative ideas to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in Bucks County. All applicants must provide measurable goals in their application. These goals typically include periodic measurable benchmarks throughout the term of the grant and expected outcomes at the conclusion of the grant period.

Following submission of a “Letter of Inquiry,” we require applicants to contact FCP to set up a pre-grant meeting. Applications for these grants are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Grants are distributed in the spring and fall of each year.

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) requires a full Due-Diligence review of all “Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grant” (BIIG) applications. This process requires verification of non-profit status through “Guidestar,” a review of recent independent audits and financial statements, a pre-grant meeting and a site visit. The process also follows the standards set by the “Council on Foundations” for Grantmaking Foundations.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Late applications, incomplete applications, or applications that are not consistent with the Mission, Values or other requirements of Foundations Community Partnership, will not be considered.

Please visit the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Council on Foundations for tips on writing a successful grant proposal and navigating through the due-diligence process.

All Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grant (BIIG) award recipients are required to provide a 6-month progress report and a 12-month progress report.


General Online Instructions: When you click on the “Access Online Application Process” button, if you are logging in for the first time, you will be asked to create an account. Once you create an account and a password, you will be able to log in using your email address and the password you created. If you have questions during the application process, please e-mail us at csinton@fcpartnership.org.

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