Community Action Partnership (CAP) for Madison County is one of over 1,100 Community Action Agencies (CAA's) across the U.S. and one of 52 in New York State. CAA's are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 implemented to fight America’s War on Poverty. Each Community Action Agency is a grassroots organization designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the local population.
CAP is a private agency founded in 1983 by Irene Brown. Programs are funded through a variety of federal, state, and local government funds, as well as foundation and private donations. The agency employs over 60 staff in 3 offices in Morrisville and Canastota, NY. CAP is the only not-for-profit, non-governmental agency in Madison County with a mission to serve the low-income community and is guided in its mission by a 12-15 member Board of Directors.