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Missouri Women's Council
The Missouri Women’s Council serves as a resource and referral center to help encourage, educate and support Missouri women as they pursue their economic goals. It is a portal designed to connect women to a network of accessible, high quality advisory services and information ranging from employment and training, to information on starting your own business to how to balance work and family.


Missouri Housing Development Commission
The Missouri Housing Development Commission, created by the 75th General Assembly, has invested almost $4 billion for rental housing developments, preservation of affordable rental housing, home mortgages, home improvement loans, grants to neighborhood housing groups, and other housing programs. MHDC functions as a bank, providing financing directly to borrowers or through a network of private lending institutions.


Missouri Association for Social Welfare
It is the mission of MASW to provide the leadership, research, education and advocacy to improve public policies and programs impacting the health and welfare of all people in Missouri.


Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.
Missouri Family Health Council (MFHC), a nonprofit organization based in Jefferson City, works to improve the health of Missouri families by developing and managing family planning and related preventive health programs. MFHC also provides information and resources to health care professionals, the public, and policymakers to promote and ensure access to quality reproductive health services.


University of Missouri Outreach and Extension
Using science-based knowledge, University of Missouri Extension engages people to understand change, solve problems and make informed decisions.


State of Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

The State Emergency Management Agency strives to protect the lives and property of all Missourians when major disasters threaten public safety in any city, county or region of Missouri.  SEMA responds to two types of disasters - natural and manmade.  SEMA is also responsible for developing a State Emergency Operations Plan which coordinates the actions of Missouri State government departments and agencies in the event of any emergency requiring use of State resources and personnel.

Missouri Head Start Association

Head Start is a national child development program for children from birth to age 5, which provides services to promote academic, social and emotional development, as well as providing social, health and nutrition services for income-eligible families.


The Missouri Head Start-State Collaboration Office

The governing purpose of the Missouri Head Start - State Collaboration Office is to increase the number and quality of partnerships between the Missouri Government, statewide organizations, the Missouri Head Start Association, and each of the local Missouri Head Start programs. 





The Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) is a national forum for policy on poverty and strengthens, promotes, represents and serves its network of member agencies to assure that the issues of the poor are effectively heard and addressed. 


National Community Action Foundation

The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) is the Washington advocate for the nation's Community Action Agencies. 


National Association for State Community Services Programs

The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) has positioned itself as the premier national association charged with advocating and enhancing the leadership role of states in preventing and reducing poverty. 


Half in Ten

Half in Ten plans to reduce poverty in the United States by 50 percent within 10 years. Groups involved include: the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF), the Coalition on Human Needs (CHN), and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR).

Virtual Cap

Virtual Cap provides an in-depth look at innovative programs and projects developed by Community Action Agencies around the United States.  Programs can be researched by state, category or keyword.  Each contains a summary description, as well as useful links to download materials and to related websites.


Divided We Fail

AARP's non-partisan site for tracking the current election.


The National Low Income Housing Coalition

The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to ending America’s affordable housing crisis. Their focus is advocating for federal housing policy that will affect people with the lowest incomes.


Local Initiative Support Corporation

Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) helps resident-led, community-based development organizations transform distressed communities and neighborhoods into healthy ones. By providing capital, technical expertise, training and information, LISC supports the development of local leadership and the creation of affordable housing, commercial, industrial and community facilities, businesses and jobs.


Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center

This site provides weatherization practitioners and other energy conservation professionals with information related to the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), its on-going operations, and its partnerships with stakeholders.


The Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.



AARP is a nonprofit membership organization of persons 50 and older dedicated to addressing their needs and interests. C


City Data

Comprehensive information by zip code





The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation fosters public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today’s vulnerable children and families. In pursuit of this goal, the Foundation makes grants that help states, cities, and neighborhoods fashion more innovative, cost-effective responses to these needs.


The Commonwealth Fund

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.


Homeownership Preservation Foundation

The Homeownership Preservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which creates partnerships with local governments, nonprofit organizations, borrowers and lenders to help families overcome obstacles that could result in the loss of their homes.




Center of Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a policy organization working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.  The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates.


The Coalition of Human Needs

The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition's members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.


Center for Law and Public Policy

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of low-income people. CLASP’s mission is to improve the economic security, educational and workforce prospects, and family stability of low-income parents, children, and youth and to secure equal justice for all.


Missouri Budget Project

The Missouri Budget Project works to advance public policies that improve economic opportunities for all Missourians – particularly low and middle-income families – by providing reliable and objective research, public education and advocacy. 


Non-Profit Leadership


Blue Avocado Board Cafe

Short enough to read over a cup of coffee, Board Café has everything you need and want to know to help you give and get the most out of board service.


The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

The mission of the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership (MCNL) is to enhance the performance and effectiveness in the nonprofit sector through high quality community-oriented education, applied research, problem solving and service.  MCNL creates opportunities for the leaders of the community to come together as colleagues to learn, network and support each other, and to encourage personal, professional and organizational renewal and effectiveness.


Nonprofit Good Practice Guide

The Nonprofit Good Practice Guide provides easily accessible nonprofit resources and continuously updated information on all aspects of nonprofit management.


Change and Innovation Agency

The Change and Innovation Agency is a team of award-winning change agents that provide the ideas methods and tools to help organizations radically improve performance.




Do Something

Do Something aims to inspire, support and celebrate a generation of doers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Do Something provides the tools and resources to convert your ideas and energy into positive action.


Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to transform schools into centers of justice where students learn to read, write and change the world.


The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) strives to help people lift themselves out of poverty.  Their programs support self-sufficiency and self-determination for people who are working to bring permanent change to their communities.



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Missouri Association for Community Action - 2014 William Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109 - Phone: (573) 634-2969 - Fax: (573) 636-9440
United in purpose, the Missouri Community Action Network will inspire and engage people so that all families and communities thrive.