CAN's headquarters is located on the bottom floor of an office building on 41st Avenue. The group provides information, advocacy, marketing and insurance services to California nonprofits, and has a second, regional office in Los Angeles. Their some 1,700 members range from art groups to zoos. CAN started out in 1984 when a few California nonprofits rallied to protect their access to heath insurance. Their mission is, "to protect and promote (1) the influence, accountability, and effectiveness of California nonprofits in a manner that builds their capacity to accomplish their missions and (2) the visibility, idealism, and value of nonprofits in California," according to the website.