About CAF

The Charlotte Area Fund (CAF) is a private non-profit corporation and Mecklenburg County’s designated community action agency. The purpose of the agency is to combat poverty by assisting low-income individuals and families with becoming self-sufficient. Since 1963, CAF has initiated and provided a variety of programs and services to serve the poor in Mecklenburg County.

Our Mission

To identify and address poverty causes by providing programs and services that assist economically disadvantaged citizens with gaining the skills and abilities necessary to achieve self-sufficiency.

Our Vision

To be Mecklenburg County’s recognized community action agency, empowering residents while ensuring equal opportunity for all.

The Promise of Community Action

The Charlotte Area Fund (CAF) is a private non-profit corporation and Mecklenburg County’s designated community action agency. The purpose of the agency is to combat poverty by assisting low-income individuals and families with becoming self-sufficient. Since 1963, CAF has initiated and provided a variety of programs and services to serve the poor in Mecklenburg County.

Community action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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