CCF Fact Sheet FY 2008
Compassion Capital Fund Fact Sheet
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
Compassion Capital Fund
Purpose: To expand and strengthen the role of organizations in their ability to provide social services to low-income communities.
Uses: The Compassion Capital Fund (CCF) consists of two grant programs:
The CCF Demonstration Program funds intermediary organizations that serve as a bridge between the Federal government and smaller organizations by providing them with training, technical assistance, and capacity-building sub-awards.
The CCF Communities Empowering Youth Program funds experienced organizations that build the capacity of their collaborating partners that together are providing alternatives to gang involvement, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect and generally fostering positive youth development.
Type of Grant: Competitive discretionary grants.
CCF Demonstration program: Non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, tribal government organizations, public agencies, state and local governments, and colleges and universities.
CCF Communities Empowering Youth program: Non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, tribal government organizations, and colleges and universities.
Legislative Authority: The CCF program is operated under the Secretary’s Demonstration and Research Authority (Section 1110 of the Social Security Act).
Office of Community Services
Administration for Children and Families
370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW
5th Floor West
Washington, DC 20447 Telephone: 202-401-9333
CCF Demonstration Program (Intermediary Program):
Organizations funded under this program, called Intermediaries, serve as a bridge between HHS and smaller organizations.
Intermediaries assist smaller organizations to improve effectiveness and organizational management, developing and training staff, expanding the types and reach of social service programs, and accessing and managing funds from diverse sources, including Federal funds.
In FY 2008, ACF provided over $17.5 million in continuation awards to 37 intermediary grantees under the Demonstration Program. No funding was available for new awards.
CCF Communities Empowering Youth (CEY Grants):
CEY grantees assist their collaborating partners to provide alternatives to gang involvement, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect and generally to foster positive youth development. CEY funding is used by the lead organization and its partnering organizations to increase the overall organizational sustainability and capacity of the collaboration and its members through technical assistance and training.
In FY 2008, ACF provided over $30 million in continuation awards to 131 CEY grantees. No funding was available for new awards.