Compassion Capital Fund

To provide grants to charitable organizations to emulate model social service programs and to encourage research on the best practices of social service organizations.

This is accomplished through the goal of assisting faith-based and community organizations to increase their effectiveness, enhance
their ability to provide social services, expand their organizations, diversify their funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those most in need.

This is accomplished by funding experienced intermediary organizations in well-defined geographic locations with a proven track record of providing technical assistance to smaller faith-based and community organizations in their communities, providing one-time $50,000 grants to smaller faith-based and community organizations to build their capacity, and providing grants to strengthen broad-based collaborative community that are working to reduce gang involvement, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect and to foster positive youth development.
Examples of Funded Projects

The CCF Demonstration program has funded intermediary organizations that serve as a bridge between the Federal government and the faith-based and community organizations that the program is designed to assist.

Intermediary organizations provide two services to faith-based and community organizations: training and technical assistance and capacity-building sub-awards.

The CCF Targeted Capacity Building program has funded faith-based and community organizations with one time, $50,000 awards to increase their capacity to serve targeted social service priority areas.

The CCF Communities Empowering Youth program provides grants to strengthen broad-based collaborative community coalitions that are working to reduce gang involvement, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect and to foster positive youth development.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Program Manager, Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 5th Floor West, Washington, DC 20447.

Contact: Thom Campbell, Telephone: (202) 401-5483 (office); (202) 401-4694 (fax); thom.campbell@acf.hhs.gov.