Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County

Mission Statement

Partner with community to provide effective and responsive services to reduce the impact of poverty in Hennepin County.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments CAP-HC served over 18,000 households in program year 2020 through programs, services, and partnerships with other local organizations. Highlights include: 17,966 households received support with utility payments; 233 individuals received assistance with rent payments; 110 individuals received financial coaching or counseling; 82 individuals received transportation services, such as bus passes for auto purchase or repair; 314 individuals received prepared meals through an services agreement with a local faith-based organization; 324 individuals received job readiness training through sub-grantee relationships with several organizations. CAP-HC’s programs and partnerships positively impacted the community in many ways. A few highlights include: 17,898 households benefited from improved energy efficiency and / or energy burden reduction in their homes; 119 households avoided eviction; 64 households achieved safe and affordable housing; 24 individuals increased their savings; 24 unemployed adults obtained employment (up to a living wage). Furthermore, CAP-HC rebuilt its Client Services department in a manner that reflects community needs and priorities identified in the agency’s 2020 Community Needs Assessment and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The department now offers the following programs and services: Vehicle Repair Program, Rental Assistance Program, Housing Stabilization, Renter’s Counseling and Education, MNSure Application Assistance, Rapid Rehousing, Financial Wellness and Asset Building, Financial Literacy, and Home Buyer Education and Counseling.
Current Goals Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County utilizes an annual agency work plan to prioritize and guide its strategic and operational activities throughout the year. The 2021 plan consists of 36 objectives within the following categories: ensure effective operations through empowered, engaged employees, systems to support data-driven decisions and flexible sustainable finances; support low-income people by delivering responsive, high-quality services and improving the network of community resources; influence the perception of poverty through our leadership and history of supporting low-income people; adopt a systematic process of evaluating the potential risks that may be involved in conducting the operation of the agency and its programs; create client growth and agency awareness through comprehensive marketing strategy; create and / or enhance infrastructure and tools for effective data and grants management; and ensure progress towards 2020-22 Strategic Plan.
Community or Constituency Served Residents of Hennepin County, Minnesota experiencing poverty.
Geographic Area Served Hennepin County, Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/19/2021

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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8800 HWY 7, STE 401
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: 952.697.1319

General Information

Alternative Name: Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin, Community Action Minneapolis
EIN: 41-1524088
Principal Staff: Clarence Hightower
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 46
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 25,000
Ruling Year: 1986


Board Chair: David Asp
Number of Board Members: 17
Board Meetings with Quorum: 10
Average Member Attendance: 11.5

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