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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


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

Community Voices: Give Big Kern: The magic of nonprofit strengthening starts now
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Hosted by Kern Community Foundation, Give Big Kern is our county's own online day of giving that sets aside the first Tuesday in May as "One day...more

Local film brings awareness to Kern River ecology
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

The financing for the film came from a grant through the Kern Community Foundation (KCF) whose website boasts their mission...more

Preparing philanthropically for future disasters: Lessons beyond the east Kern earthquakes and ...
Foundation: Kern Community Foundation

Foresight philanthropy. Disaster resilience. The local philanthropic sector was abuzz with these terms throughout 2019. The concepts they...more



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