Who We Are

Our Mission

To magnify the impact of Community Action to serve low-income Oregonians by advocating for resources with a unified voice, strengthening partnerships, and building capacity.

About CAPO


We envision inclusive and caring communities across Oregon where people have equitable access to
the services and resources they need to thrive and are able to meet their own goals. CAPO empowers
Oregon’s Community Action Network to use current best practices and apply an equity lens to all our work.

Read our full 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.


  • Equity
  • Racial Justice
  • Community Voice
  • Lived Experience
  • Collaborative Action
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Empowerment
  • Accountability

Goals 2020-2023

Goal 1: Increase awareness of and resources to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty.

Goal 2: Empower a thriving professional network of member agencies.

Goal 3: Ensure CAPO is positioned to provide sustainable and effective leadership.