The Compassion Capital Fund (CCF), established by Congressional appropriation in 2002, is a key component of President Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. CCF is administered through the Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services. The primary purpose of CCF is to help nonprofit organizations (NPOs) increase their organizational effectiveness, enhance the quality and volume of services delivered, diversify their funding sources, and create collaborations to better serve those in need.
A major component of CCF is the Demonstration program. The CCF Demonstration program funds intermediary organizations that serve as a bridge between the federal government and NPOs, providing grassroots faith-based and community organizations with three types of capacity building assistance: training, technical assistance, and financial sub-awards.