Erskine Fire Response

In response to the Erskine Fire in the Kern River Valley the Kern Community Foundation has established the Community Disaster Relief Fund. The fund may receive gifts from individuals, corporations, and private foundations. The focus of the fund is to provide assistance in the areas of resettlement, rebuilding, and infrastructure within the affected area. Photo by Casey Christie. Courtesy of TBC Media.

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Application open!

The application for nonprofits to be featured at Philanthropy on Tap in 2017 is now open! The nonprofit speaker series will feature 11 nonprofits in 2017, in partnership with the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce's Bakersfield Young Professionals.

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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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Support Your Local Cause

The 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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