The Center for Community Innovation (CCI) is a nonprofit whose purpose is helping other nonprofits, assuring their health, effectiveness, and efficiency.  CCI is working to become a trusted resource for Mid-Valley nonprofits.  We serve as a catalyst and convener to achieve greater community involvement with nonprofits, increasing their collective impact primarily on communities throughout Marion, Polk, Linn, Benton and Yamhill counties. We share proven practices, and promote solutions that benefit charitable nonprofits and the communities they serve.


The Center for Community Innovation (CCI) strengthens the nonprofit sector, promotes philanthropy, and facilitates innovation to build and support a thriving community.


CCI will have a significant impact in assisting nonprofits working toward eliminating racism; empowering women and families; and in promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  We believe that stronger nonprofits mean a better community.


Our vision is a vibrant and well-supported nonprofit network with community organizations operating effectively, efficiently and sustainably. CCI will act on behalf of nonprofits in four areas: workforce development, volunteerism & philanthropy, leadership development & sustainability, and fostering collaboration.

  • Workforce Development

The CCI will provide ongoing professional development, opportunities for certification and licensure, aspire to create living wage jobs, and promote a healthy workforce.

  •  Volunteerism and Philanthropy

The CCI will work to grow volunteerism in the Mid-Valley by supporting an ongoing volunteer placement service. The CCI will provide information to the philanthropic community and promote the benefits of ongoing and sustained giving.

  •  Leadership Development and Sustainability

The CCI will provide professional development training opportunities and coaching for nonprofit leaders and board members in order to build effective and sustainable organizations.

  •  Fostering Collaboration

The CCI will provide opportunities for nonprofit, business and community members to work together to leverage resources to maximize service delivery.