Founded in 1964, the Community Action Partnership of Orange County began
with the Board of Supervisors, faith-based and community leaders who saw
poverty rising in affluent Orange County in the early 1960’s and the lack of
resources to deal with the root causes. They formed the Community Action
Council and were designated to receive the Community Services Block Grant funding. See Eligibility Guidelines.
Today, Community Action Partnership of Orange County has over 100 employees and a budget of over $21 Million dollars to help people and change lives. We provide and mobilize resources to help people help themselves, provide safety-net services for those who need help, and work with community leaders to bring solutions to community problem and build stronger and healthy
communities. We serve persons at or below the federal poverty level.
CAPOC mobilizes and directs resources to programs that assist, educate, and promote self-sufficiency.
For more than 50 years, our successful partnership has continued to bring community leaders, faith-based
organizations, government agencies and local businesses together to solve community problems and generate resources that
help people change lives.
Our key strategies are:
Alleviating Hunger ◊ Educating Youth
Strengthening and Supporting Families ◊ Creating Financial Stability
Building Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods ◊ Supporting Senior Independence