Community Solutions Incubator

The Community Solutions Incubator believes in the power of social innovation and creativity to address our community’s most significant challenges. And we believe that local community members are best able to identify our unique problems and offer effective solutions.

At the Community Solutions Incubator, emerging and young nonprofit entrepreneurs are able to pilot their ideas and create supporting structures alongside other social innovators in a well-resourced co-working space, receiving hands-on mentorship and guidance from some of the area’s most successful community leaders in a variety of fields and disciplines. Networking opportunities, workshops, and seminars — along with limited access to financial support — creates a generative and innovative environment in which the next generation of community leaders and organizations will emerge, not only strengthening our local community but potentially producing replicable programs across the nation.

Incubator Members

Fighting hunger by saving food. DIBBS is creating a real-time platform to connect grocery stores and food agencies.
DREAAM Opportunity Center
Using a deeply integrated approach, DREAAM Opportunity Center is committed to shaping and increasing educational outcomes, knowledge, skills, and life opportunities among children, young adults, and families of promise.

Increasing the number of underrepresented US Minorities with graduate degrees in order to shape the future of our nation’s leadership through mentoring platforms.
Household Hazardous Waste Leadership Team
Guiding efforts toward implementation of convenient, safe, and and environmentally responsible household hazardous waste management collection options for citizens of Champaign County.

Imbibe Urbana
Based on the principles of placemaking, Imbibe Urbana is committed to enhancing the community and economic development strategies in the city of Urbana.

Inspiring 7-10 year of age to be active in STEM.

Prairie Dragon Paddlers
Inspiring hope and contributing to the well-being of breast cancer survivors while increasing awareness of breast cancer, promoting wellness, and working with the health care community to improve care.