Strengthening Community Benefit Organizations for a healthy, prosperous and vibrant Kern County

What is KAN?

The Kern Alliance of Nonprofits (KAN) was launched in 2016 by a small group of local nonprofit leaders who care deeply about building the capacity of the nonprofit organizations in Kern County.

KAN’s original Mission was…To strengthen the Community Benefit Organizations of Kern County. Following a process that involved stakeholder feedback and strategic planning in the Spring of 2019,
KAN’s New Mission is…To strengthen the Nonprofit Organizations of Kern County through training, networking and advocacy. 

KAN’s Vision is…To create a strong community benefit sector that plays a vital role in a healthy, prosperous and vibrant Kern County.

We provide monthly educational workshops on various aspects of nonprofit work taught by qualified leaders, and quarterly social mixers designed to bring community based organizations and their partners and supporters together for strategic networking.

Through a partnership with KGET and Telemundo, we have showcased the work of nonprofits to the community on the morning and evening news via our Strength is Visibility segments. To view some past TV appearances by local agencies, click here. 

The KAN Steering Committee meets monthly to guide the Alliance’s work in the areas of strategic planning, education and nonprofit leadership development, communications and outreach, advocacy, membership, and more.

Visit us on Facebook @kernallianceofnonprofits.