Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, and Caroline Sinton, Associate Director of Foundations Community Partnership, presented the Ivy Hill Foundation with a Bucks Innovative Improvement Grant for $7,500 on December 11, at the new facility located at 1811 Mill Road.
The grant will be used to fund the 4-Gait Project, a collaborative effort with the Penn Foundation’s REACH and Wellspring Clubhouse programs, designed to improve communication, relationship and job skills for young adults with cognitive and emotional challenges.
“We are excited about creating innovative and collaborative partnerships with Bucks County organizations that will have a synergistic impact on the young adults in our community who face personal challenges every day,” said Ivy Hill Foundation President Chris Brockett.
“We are so grateful for this grant.”
Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is a nonprofit foundation formed to improve the quality of life for special needs children, youth and families in Bucks County, by establishing collaborative partnerships linking public agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, colleges and young adults within our community, and providing grants and technical assistance to non-profit organizations.
Since 1999, Ivy Hill has provided equine-assisted activities and therapeutic programs for children and adults with special needs as well as financial, social and emotional support for their families and caregivers. Services include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, equine-facilitated learning and summer camp. Ivy Hill also provides competition training for participation in Special Olympics, off-site competitions and Home Shows. Lessons are customized to the needs and goals of each individual rider.
To sponsor a horse or a rider at Ivy Hill, or for donation opportunities, contact Development Director Donna Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit our website www.ivyhillequestrian.org.
l-r: Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, FCP; Caroline O’Connell Sinton, Associate Director, FCP; Donna Carlson, Development Director, Chris Brockett, President, Ivy Hill Foundation; Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center.