The Foundations Community Partnership, in collaboration with 53 sponsors, have awarded 12 Bucks County non-profit organizations with a total of $36,000 to help fund their endeavors in improving the lives of county residents.

Ron Bernstein presenting the Morris M. Davis Award to Ellie Manca of Doylestown.

More than 200 community leaders gathered for the Foundations’s “Partnership in Youth Services” luncheon ceremony in Doylestown last Tuesday at the Doylestown Country Club where the awards were announced. Foundations Community Partnership Executive Director Ron Bernstein wants the funds to go towards positive community projects.

“Our goal is to collaborate and partner with non-profits serving special needs kids, teens and young adults throughout Bucks county and to increase the well-being of our children and families,” Bernstein said. “We encourage you to think broadly and boldly about new ways to work together to increase our collective impact.”

Four non-profits in Lower Bucks will receive $3,000 each, the same amount granted to each other organization. The organizations include the Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol Borough, the Libertae’s Early Childhood Creative Arts Program in Bensalem. The other groups are the Family Service Association’s Teen Center and the Hands Holding Hearts Summer Series, both serving Langhorne.

An additional $1,500 scholarship was granted to Ellie Manca of Doylestown, a Biobehavioral Health Major in the Penn State Schreyer Honors College, through the Morris M. Davis Award. The award is granted to one student intern per year for their work in community service.