Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission:

NeighborImpact supports people and strengthens communities.

Our Vision

Within 10 years (by January 2024), NeighborImpact will be:

  • The region’s leading organization for providing, food, energy assistance and
    emergency housing to those in need.
  • The region’s leading provider of preschool readiness for children and families living in poverty.
  • The region’s leading sponsor of homeownership counseling and related services, including financial coaching and lending activity.
  • Known as a change agent promoting not just resource availability but also opportunities for self‐empowerment.
  • A valued service‐delivery partner of federal, state and local government and other nonprofits, regional and statewide.
  • The leading resource for information and expertise regarding the presence of poverty in Central Oregon and needed strategies and inputs to alleviate it.
  • Recognized as an agency which provides services across the income spectrum, not just to low‐income households.
  • Physically present and robust in service delivery in all three Central Oregon counties and the region's six major cities.
  • A community‐supported organization, receiving at least 10 percent of its annual operating funding from individual donors, foundation and corporate support.
  • Recognized as preferred employer.
  • Recognized as a financially responsible steward of public and private resources.

Our Values

NeighborImpact is guided by the following core values in its interaction withclients, the community and within the organization:

  • Respect for the dignity of all people, regardless of social condition;
  • Compassion for those in need;
  • Preferred partner for other organizations and government;
  • High accountability and transparency in our financial management practices;
  • Excellence and best practice in service delivery, governance, and employment practices;
  • Integrity in our dealings with clients, funders, the public and our employees;
  • Leadership in the field of poverty alleviation;
  • Oriented toward change, urging those we serve seek out opportunities for self‐help to the best of their abilities;
  • Responsive, Entrepreneurial and Flexible in responding to community needs;
  • Technologically proficient and good stewards of facilities entrusted to our care.
community assistance

"Thanks to NeighborImpact, my children have a place to sleep and do homework"