Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties ( was recently designated as a BBB® Accredited Charity, demonstrating that the agency meets all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB®) Charity Standards in the areas of governance, measuring effectiveness, finances and fundraising and information.

Jim Hegarty, BBB President & CEO said, “By meeting BBB Standards for Charity Accountability and displaying BBB’s seal, it gives donors the confidence needed to support Community Action’s mission. Charities that meet these best practices go above and beyond legal requirements, putting them in an elite group.”

As a recipient of this accreditation, Community Action is committed to upholding the BBB®’s Charity Standards, a list of which are available on the BBB®’s website,

“Our charge every day is to uphold the highest ethical standards in everything we do and with whom we interact – our participants, donors, volunteers, employees and community,” said Heather Loughman, CEO of Community Action. “We are proud to be a BBB® Accredited Charity.”

Established in 1965, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties’ mission is to empower people living in poverty to reach economic stability. This anti-poverty work occurs across four main impact areas: early childhood education, homelessness prevention, financial and family well-being and hunger relief and healthy food access. In 2022, Community Action provided over 100,000 services to more than 18,000 individuals. For more information about Community Action, visit