About the Carrie Meek Foundation

The Carrie Meek Foundation is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization that sponsors and promotes programs in Education, Housing, Health, and Economic Development and is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents of our community.

The Carrie Meek Foundation sustains U.S. Congresswoman Meek’s work through grantmaking, civic engagement, and community development. The Carrie Meek Foundation is the legacy in action of one of the most visionary and productive public servants in U.S. history. Throughout her educational career and her distinguished tenure in state and federal office, Carrie P. Meek has staunchly advocated equity and opportunity for poor and disenfranchised people. Committed to taking bold, transformative steps, Congresswoman Meek has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for all, especially the young, minorities, and the disadvantaged. Her belief that safe, decent, affordable housing should be accessible even to the most economically vulnerable populations is manifest in the thousands of affordable rental housing units constructed through her efforts in the Florida legislature. Her insistence on the value of all Americans is reflected in concrete provisions she authored to secure more accurate census counts in low-income areas. Her commitment to all segments of the nation’s workforce came to life as the modification of Social Security laws to cover household workers. Congresswoman Meek’s leadership, shaped from strong values and decisive action, enlivens the work of the foundation that bears her name and spirit. Learn more about
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