Heart of the City Neighborhood Foundation
HCNF is a Christian not for profit organization and exists to support and facilitate community based activities which: Improve the lives of individuals; Strengthen families; Promote safe and vital neighborhoods. The foundation has or is currently partnering with organizations that provide after school programs and tutoring for elementary age children; established a Lay Ministry Counseling center; and is currently working with the city to take over operation of an area park and community center.
Several years ago Fresno First established a separate not for profit foundation called the Heart of the City Neighborhood Foundation. This organization exists as a completely separate and stand alone corporation. This foundation was established because of the ever increasing number of opportunities that continue to emerge that are valuable and necessary in the community but are of a less traditional local church nature. There are partnerships and collaborative projects that include public entities or private enterprises in which the tradition “church” is unable to be fully accepted.