Community
Affiliates Network

The Woodson Center’s Community Affiliate Network (CAN) is a nationwide association of community-based leaders.

CAN

The Woodson Center’s Community Affiliate Network (CAN) is a nationwide association of community-based leaders who are solving America’s most challenging social problems from the ground up. We currently have over 500 organizations and individuals within the network spread across the country. Through CAN, these organizations and individuals can network, find potential collaborators, and share best practices.

CAN also assists its members through the CAN mini-grant program. This program allows grassroots organizations to develop a project, obtain modest funding, and present the results of the project without having to navigate the cumbersome paperwork and bureaucratic barriers that often prevent smaller, more nimble organizations from being funded.