Who We Are

Our Mission

Collaborating with community partners to stabilize vulnerable households and empower families in Northeast Florida to achieve self-sufficiency through education, employment, and advocacy.

Our Vision

Families living in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and S. Johns Counties will receive programs and services necessary to become stable, self-sufficient, and contributing members of the community.

Our Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


NFCAA was established in 1965, envisioned as an agency with a driving force to combat poverty in Northeast Florida. NFCAA currently administers programs in seven (7) counties and employs a staff of 50. NFCAA’s annual operating budget for Fiscal Year 2013 was more than $8,000,000, and the Agency provided assistance to 23,831 low-income individuals. Our vision is a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives alleviating the devastating effects of poverty.


NFCAA service delivery encompasses providing a comprehensive and holistic approach to services for entire families. We are dedicated to establishing mutually beneficial partnerships that connect families to available resources, stabilize vulnerable households, and promote healthy families and communities. NFCAA has demonstrated effectiveness in producing outcomes in the lives of low-income people and the communities in which they live. The Agency has contributed to low-income neighborhoods by promoting advocacy, hiring low-income clients to our staff, and implementing Result Oriented Management Accountability (ROMA) agency-wide.

Our History


Historically, NFCAA formerly the Greater Jacksonville Economic Opportunity, Inc. (GJEO) was established and organized to implement the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in Duval County, Florida. NFCAA is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was organized in 1965 to provide assistance to low-income individuals and to help combat poverty.  In late 1978, NFCAA’s operation expanded into neighboring Baker, Nassau, and St. Johns Counties and in 2006 the Agency expanded its services to Clay, Flagler, and Putnam Counties