Growing Community. Growing Philanthropy.

Fifteen years. 18 million dollars in assets. Thirteen million dollars in grants. See how our mission of growing community and growing philanthropy has impacted local nonprofits.

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What is a Community Foundation?

To celebrate National Community Foundation Week we are excited to debut our new video! Watch and learn what a community foundation is and what we - your community foundation - do for Kern County.

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2015 Spirit of Philanthropy

Kern Community Foundation is honoring Jack and Mary Lou Thomson with our Spirit of Philanthropy award! Jack and Mary Lou are being recognized for their lifetime of giving to benefit charitable causes important to them.

This Season, Give Local

The 2015 Charity Giving Guide features more than 100 local charitable organizations. This comprehensive resource is our gift to help you to make better decisions about your charitable contributions, both now and forever.

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Give the Gift of Giving

A charity Giving Card is the perfect gift for anyone. They are easy to purchase and can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. Customized Giving Cards are also a great way to thank customers or reward valued employees.

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Kern Community Foundation Live!

See our powerfully simple mission of growing community and growing philanthropy LIVE! We are proud to recognize these local charitable organizations for their transparency, accountability and overall good work helping to make Kern County a better place to live, to work and to visit.

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The Women's and Girls' Fund

Discover how the Women's and Girls' Fund is transforming the lives of women and girls in Kern County with their endowment of more than $1 million.

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