Capital Area Partnership Uplifting People, Inc. (CAPUP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated for over 50 years to making a positive difference in the lives of those experiencing hardships. The agency consists of multiple programs that were created to empower people through collaborative efforts, engaged staff and reciprocal partnerships.
Formerly known as the Richmond Community Action Program (RCAP), our private community action agency was created under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as a major component of the Johnson Administration's War on Poverty.
Acting with community support, CAPUP operates a Food Pantry, Utility Assistance Programs, Senior Independence Programs, a Project Discovery Program, a Child Care Food Program, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Site, a Job Readiness Training Program, and other projects and programs that serve residents seeking to improve their quality of life.
We have been able to, and will continue to, further our mission to eliminate the violence of poverty through advocacy, empowerment and self-sufficiency.
2025 marks 60 years of service for our agency. Stay tuned for more information on how we will be celebrating!
The big day may have come and gone, but keep in touch as we’re always up to something new and exciting.