Tri-County Action Program, Inc. (Tri-CAP) is the federally designated community action program for Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties in central Minnesota. Programs administered by the agency may serve one or more counties and in several cases, go beyond the boundaries of the three counties.
Tri-CAP was incorporated in 1965, becoming the first community action program in non-metro Minnesota. For more than 50 years, Tri-CAP has been fulfilling its mission to invest in people and build the communities that comprise our tri-county region of central Minnesota. Through advocacy, outreach, education and assistance, the Tri-CAP team has helped thousands of low- and moderate-income residents achieve and maintain social and economic self-sufficiency and in turn, strengthen the very fabric of our communities. Information about a wide variety of programs and services offered by Tri-CAP can be found throughout this site. We invite you to take a look around our website to learn more about the programs we offer to expand opportunities for the economic and social well-being of our central Minnesota residents.
The leadership team at Tri-CAP is committed to serving all our communities by always keeping the needs of our customers as our highest priority. The agency is governed by an 18-member volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of one third each: elected officials, consumer representatives, and the public-at-large. These dedicated volunteers set policy for the agency and meet on a monthly basis.
Our main offices are in Waite Park, Minnesota. The public is always welcome to stop by and ask more about what we do and learn how we can help. We hope you take the time to investigate this site and learn more about us!
Our mission: The mission of Tri-CAP is to enhance and expand opportunities for the economic and social well being of our residents and our community.
Our vision: The vision of Tri-CAP is to empower and engage residents of our communities to achieve goals of personal self-sufficiency.
Our work is guided by a commitment to excellence through these core values:
We, as Community Action professionals, dedicate ourselves to eliminating poverty in the midst of plenty in this nation by opening to everyone the opportunity for education and training; the opportunity to work; and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity; and with respect for cultural diversity, commit ourselves to:
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While Tri-CAP does receive government aid and foundation grants, these financial resources are not enough to cover the growing needs of people in a crisis situation. Please consider Tri-CAP in your annual giving. Donations are tax-deductible.
Donate online or send your donation to:
P.O. Box 683
Waite Park, MN 56387
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