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.

Community Foundation Background


Recent News from Kern Community Foundation

LAST WORD: Looking back on a record-breaking year of giving
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

We remain committed to “Growing Community, Growing Philanthropy” – supporting local philanthropists with their community giving...more

Kern Community Foundation awards $114000 in East Kern Earthquake Disaster Relief Grants
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Kern Community Foundation has awarded $114,875 to eight nonprofit agencies for earthquake relief, according to a news release from the...more

Women's & Girls' Fund announces upcoming grant cycle
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

The Women's & Girls' Fund (WGF), a leadership initiative of Kern Community Foundation, announces up to $50,000 in grant allocations in its...more

Region Rise Together Event in Bakersfield Makes the Point — We're Unique
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

... local co-hosts the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, the Kern Community Foundation, The Kern Economic Development Corporation...more

Women's & girls' fund announces 2020 grant cycle with a request for letters of intent
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

The Women's & Girls' Fund, a leadership initiative of Kern Community Foundation, announces up to $50,000 in grant allocations in its thirteenth...more

Strength is Visibility: Be Finally Free
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Be Finally Free visited 17 News at Sunrise as part of Strength is Visibility, a segment in partnership with the Kern Community Foundation to...more

Local nonprofits' fundraising efforts get a promising 'Jumpstart'
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Last September, Kern Community Foundation, in a public-private ... management and monitoring through the Foundation's online grants...more

Property damaged in earthquakes can be reassessed in order to pay lower taxes
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Also Thursday, The Community Foundation asked for donations that can be forwarded to charities supporting recovery efforts. The...more

'By the grace of God,' no fatalities, only minor injuries following earthquake in Ridgecrest
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

The Kern Community Foundation is also accepting donations to assist those affected. The foundation is asking for donations in the following way...more

In its 20th year, Kern Community Foundation receives record donation
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

The McCarthys, who now live in Austin, Texas, gifted $2.5 million to the Kern Community Foundation, which matches donors with community...more

Geographic Focus

Kern County, CA

Community Vital Signs for Kern, CA

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Celebrity Support in Social Enterprises

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