We believe in a global society united in compassion.
Our mission is to support groups and initiatives that make our communities and our world more compassionate by delivering concrete and tangible impact beginning in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We do this through strategic convening, organizational support, fundraising, and fiscal sponsorship.
Seeds of Compassion
At the close of the 2008 Seeds of Compassion conference, His Holiness was asked what the northwest could do to help grow the global compassion movement. He responded, "Compassion education. We must grow compassion education." It is with this call in mind that CAN begins to plan a second series of public events slated for fall of 2016.
Following the success of the 2008 Seeds of Compassion conference, CAN formed to act as an incubator for the groups and initiatives inspired by the event. CAN's Compassion Sangha is the community of these very special people and projects. Through this community we are able to collectively impact hundreds of thousands of lives in the Northwest and beyond.