Founded in 1965, Fresno EOC has spent over five decades investing in people, helping them become self-sufficient. The scope of service provided by our Agency consists of almost all facets of human services and economic development. They range from pre-school education to vocational training; from youth recreation to senior citizen hot meal services; from energy conservation education to crisis intervention; from preventive health care to prenatal nutrition education; and from vocational counseling to job placement services.
As one of the largest and most effective poverty-fighting organizations in the country, Fresno EOC touched the lives of more than 145,000 residents of Fresno County in 2012, through programs that make a real, measurable difference—giving families the immediate help they need to weather day-to-day crises, and the long-term support that allows them to build better lives.
Fresno EOC is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation governed by a twenty-four (24) member tripartite Board of Commissioners under the auspices of the EOA of 1964. Eight of those twenty-four members are public elected officials or their designee; eight members are from the business sector, public agencies, and community groups; the remaining eight members are elected low-income target area representatives from throughout Fresno County.
Fresno EOC is considered the largest Community Action Agency in the country. We employ over 1,300 full and part-time staff members committed to transforming lives. With over 30 programs to serve the community, we bridge gaps with almost every aspect of the underserved population.