Member Directory

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)

Address 1025 Park St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Phone (434) 295-3171
Website http://www.macaa.org/
Primary Contact Sarah Hanks
Primary Email shanks@macaa.org
Executive Director Sarah Hanks
Primary Focus Area Hunger/Housing/Poverty
Service Areas
  • Albemarle
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Louisa
  • Nelson

Mission Statement

To improve the lives of people with low income by helping them become self-reliant, thereby enhancing the economic vitality and well-being of our community.


The Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) was founded in 1965 as a result of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Economic Opportunity Act. While it has evolved and changed over the years, MACAA has always been committed to helping alleviate and help find solutions for individuals and families experiencing poverty.

America was built on the promise that every family should have an opportunity for success. Yet, today’s uneven economy has put a good quality of life out of reach for too many families in our region.

As the state- and federal-appointed Community Action Agency for the region, MACAA embodies our nation’s spirit of hope, changes people’s lives, and improves communities. When local leaders partner with MACAA and leverage our collective resources and experiences, we are able to promote sustainable solutions that connect more families to opportunity – and make our community a better place to live for everyone.