Kern Community Foundation



Kern Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity created by and for the people of Kern County. We work to enhance the quality of life for all the people of Kern County by encouraging philanthropy, providing services to donors and assisting those who work to meet community needs.

Recent News from Kern Community Foundation


31st annual Beautiful Bakersfield Awards honors community for giving back — here are the ...
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Nonprofit of the Year – Sponsored by Kern Community Foundation. Efforts of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that impacts the...more

Youth employment - Good for businesses and future workforce
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

In Bakersfield, two students were selected and worked with Kern Community Foundation this summer, helping create the organization's annual...more

STARBASE announces new MiSS afterschool program
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

... school STEM program directed to girls from Kern County funded by The Women's and Girls Fund and supported by Kern Community...more

CSUB's new chief of staff comes from the Kern Community Foundation
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Cal State Bakersfield President Lynnette Zelezny announced Monday that Kristen Beall Watson, the president and CEO of the Kern...more

Bank of America announces 2021 Bakersfield Student Leaders
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

... High School were chosen as BofA Student Leaders and began a paid summer internship with local nonprofit Kern Community...more

Give Big Kern kicks off Easter Sunday, 128 charities taking part
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Hosted by the Kern Community Foundation, Give Big Kern's goal, according to their website, is to create visibility and raise funds for local...more

With a compass as part of its logo, Nonprofit Empowerment Center guides local charities toward ...
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Monterey County, Kern Community Foundation

That same spirit drives Kern Community Foundation's newest endeavor under its Nonprofit Strengthening Initiative: the introduction of an...more

And the winners are ... the 30th Annual Beautiful Bakersfield Awards
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

... the Giving Spirit of Kern County – This local online day of giving, hosted by the Kern Community Foundation, celebrated its fourth year in a big...more

Give Big Kern 2020: The Year COVID Couldn't Stop Good!
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Kern Community Foundation. Close to three-quarters of a million dollars! That's how much money was raised by 125 Kern County nonprofits...more

The Women's and Girls' Fund at Kern Community Foundation reaches milestone
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

The endowment of The Women's and Girls' Fund at Kern Community Foundation has reached a milestone, growing from $1.4 million to more than...more



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