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Who We Are

Founded in 1965, Fresno EOC has spent over five decades investing in people, helping them become self-sufficient.

Our Vision

As an entrepreneurial agency, we bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources.

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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Fresno EOC is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation governed by a twenty-four member tripartite Board of Commissioners.

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Who We Are

Fresno EOC is considered one of the largest Community Action Agencies in the country. We employ over 1,200 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.

When Congress passed the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the goal was to obtain equality of opportunity in education, employment, health and living conditions for every American in our country. To realize this goal, nearly 900 locally-based Community Action Agencies were established throughout the nation; Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission, known as Fresno EOC, is one of these agencies. We are widely recognized and are one of the largest nonprofit Community Action Agencies in the United States.

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 preschool 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 operates over 35 human service programs designed to reduce poverty, increase self sufficiency, and build stronger communities. The agency budget is approximately $100 million annually with funding from private, local, regional, state, and federal sources. Those resources allow Fresno EOC to serve over 100,000 Fresno County residents each year 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.

frequently asked questions

IS FRESNO EOC PART OF FRESNO COUNTY GOVERNMENT?
No, Fresno EOC is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
WHY DID FRESNO EOC CHANGE THEIR NAME FROM FRESNO COUNTY EOC?
Many people in the community didn’t know that Fresno EOC was not a part of the County government. Changing the name helps create a separation and a stand-alone identity.
WHERE DOES FRESNO EOC RECEIVE THEIR MONEY FROM?

Fresno EOC receives the majority of their funding from grants. The funding that Fresno EOC receives from donors is particularly important because it allows Fresno EOC to fill gaps in the grant funding to better assist the community.