Buckling of cracked functionally graded plates resting on Pasternak foundation under tension has been studied. Classical plate theory in framework of the finite element method has been used. Shape functions for elements surrounding crack tips have been derived using previous solutions of displacement fields around crack tips. In-plane loads have been obtained by a pre-buckling solution using quarter-point elements around crack tips. Results show that an increase of foundation stiffness, leads to greater values of buckling loads. For longer cracks the effect of foundation stiffness on buckling load diminishes. For bi-axial loading such stiffness has less effect on buckling compared to uni-axial case.