CONGRATULATIONS! to the 12 agencies selected to participate in Kern Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Speaker Series, Philanthropy on Tap 2019. This link will take you to a downloadable schedule so you can plan to come and Grow Community and Grow Philanthropy with us at these FREE networking events throughout the coming year. Philanthropy on Tap is hosted at two of Bakersfield’s favorite watering holes, Imbibe Wine & Spirits Merchant and Temblor Brewing Company. This event series allows for-profit and nonprofit sector representatives to make powerful connections that can lead to volunteering, board service and monetary or in-kind charitable giving benefiting Kern’s hard-working nonprofits. Come and have a drink and hors d’oeuvres on us at an informal setting–where some of the best business deals to help our community can take place. Philanthropy on Tap is a partnership between Kern Community Foundation and the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.
Learn about the following Kern County nonprofits by watching their recent Strength is Visibility appearances on KGET:
- Shafter Historical Society (Aug. 13, 2018)
- Alternatives to Violence Project (Aug. 27, 2018)
- Have a Heart Humane Society (Sept. 24, 2018)
All 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving Kern County that meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for this Strength is Visibility grant opportunity to be featured on the local KGET morning news:
- Must be registered with Kern Community Foundation
- Must have achieved a Silver or higher level of transparency on GuideStar.org.
United Way of Kern County, The Income Property Association of Kern, and The Housing Authority of the County of Kern, in association with the California Apartment Association (CAA), present the first annual California Landlords’ Summit on Homelessness. This FREE event will feature expert panels and speakers including CAA Senior Vice President Greg Terzakis.
The Landlords’ Summit is designed as an opportunity to bring awareness and information to landlords, property managers, government officials, and members of the public on various housing and social service programs that are available to help families, individuals, and veterans who are homeless. Participating landlords will share their first-hand involvement in providing housing units to previously homeless tenants. A number of community service providers and agencies will offer information on landlord opportunities, collaborative support, social services, Section 8 and VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) payments for lease rent and deposits, management and maintenance of housing units, and other housing-related issues.
While this is a free event, you must register to enter by calling Jami 661-633-0340 or via www.eventrbite.com. Seating is limited and you MUST have a ticket to attend. For more information or if you would like to be a vendor please e-mail email@example.com.
The 2020 Census will be upon us before we know it. Make Kern Count: Local Census workers are needed because to count Kern, you have to know Kern!
Tell your friends and networks about a U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Census Recruiting Event that is happening in Bakersfield on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m till Noon at IBEW Local 428, 3921 Sillect Ave. Click here to view flyer.
American Red Cross Seeks Disaster Preparedness Workers for Outreach to Latino and Indigenous Communities
The American Red Cross of Los Angeles, Ventura, and Kern Counties are looking for qualified applicants to join the California Disaster Team AmeriCorps and be part of LISTOS, a free program that teaches emergency preparedness to elementary schools in Latino and indigenous communities. Written and oral fluency in Spanish is required. Click here to view and download an English-Spanish bilingual flier.
Some highlights about this position:
- 30-hour-per-week workload, from Oct. 2018 through Aug. 2019.
- Child care supplementary scholarship is available if applicable.
- The position comes with an educational grant of $4,144 can be applied toward student loans or future school fees.
Please refer to contact details and application information on the flyer for additional details.
The 2018-19 Women’s and Girls’ Fund Grant Application Cycle Opened Monday, Sept. 10, with a request for Letters of Intent (LOI) to apply for funding for projects that benefit women and girls in Kern County. The LOI submission deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Organizations interested in applying should have their 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation or a fiscal sponsor meeting that criteria. They also should have a presence in Kern County. After the LOI’s are reviewed, a number of applicants will be invited to submit full applications by Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. Access our “Grantmaking” page to obtain information about WGF’s grantmaking policy, including funding criteria and applicant qualifications, and a link to Kern Community Foundation’s Online Grants Platform, where the application can be found. Up to $50,000 in grant allocations will be awarded, with the maximum individual award amount being $25,000.
Offered as a true private-public partnership among Kern Community Foundation, Network for Good, and the Kern County Board of Supervisors,“Jumpstart” is a competitive grant that in its roll-out year, 2019, will allow up to five Kern County nonprofits–one per each County Supervisorial District–the opportunity to receive 12 months of technical assistance training and easy-to-use all-in-one software from fundraising technology and training giant Network for Good.
Agencies that are registered with Kern Community Foundation and can confirm they have a Silver or higher transparency rating on GuideStar.org are eligible to apply. Please click on this link to get started.
Questions? Write to Louis@kernfoundation.org or call 661.616.2603.
“Jumpstart” Fundraising Technical Assistance Grant – Informational Town Hall Meeting Coming up Sept. 6!
- Did you ever wonder what it takes for a nonprofit to do fundraising effectively?
- Does your nonprofit have a well-fleshed-out development plan or do you find yourself racing from grant to grant and fundraiser to fundraiser just to try to remain sustainable?
- Are you actively engaging your board members in fundraising for your agency?
- Are you using data effectively to set fundraising goals?
- If someone challenged you to secure 10 new donors through a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, could you do it?
- How about getting 20% of your current donors to increase their giving?
If some or all of these questions challenge or concern you, come and learn about a competitive technical assistance grant opportunity called “Jumpstart,” that could revolutionize the way your agency does fundraising.
Offered as a true private-public partnership among Kern Community Foundation, Network for Good, and the Kern County Board of Supervisors, “Jumpstart” is a competitive grant that in its roll-out year will allow up to five Kern County nonprofits–one per each Supervisorial District–the opportunity to receive 12 months of technical assistance training and easy-to-use all-in-one software from fundraising technology and training giant Network for Good.
A Town Hall style informational meeting will take place Thursday morning, Sept. 6, starting at 9 a.m. at the Larry E. Reider Education Center in Downtown Bakersfield. A downloadable electronic flyer with details, including RSVP link, may be found here. Sign up now as space is limited.
– RSVPs will be accepted through Noon on Thursday, August 30.
– To accommodate as many agencies as possible, we are limiting registration to 2 representatives per agency. (Agencies that participated in Give Big Kern are encouraged to attend.)
– Questions? Contact Manager of Community Impact Louis Medina at (661) 616-2603 or Louis@kernfoundation.org.
Philanthropy on Tap is a competitive “visibility grant” opportunity that Kern Community Foundation offers to Kern County nonprofits in partnership with the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.
Designed as a Speaker Series held at an informal setting over free drinks and hors d’oeuvres, Philanthropy on Tap showcases charitable organizations’ programs, leadership, and needs to local working professionals affiliated with the Chamber, as well as other community members who are interested in giving back by engaging with local nonprofits. It is a great networking opportunity designed to raise the visibility of nonprofits, exposing them to potential donors, volunteers and advocates. It also helps fulfill the mission of Kern Community Foundation: “Growing community. Growing philanthropy.”
Philanthropy on Tap is open to Kern County 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are registered with Kern Community Foundation and have a Silver or higher transparency rating on GuideStar.org.
Use this link to access our Philanthropy on Tap 2019 FAQ document, which should answer most questions for agencies wanting to apply. The application season will be from Noon August 2 to 5 p.m. August 31, 2018, through our Online Grants Platform, which may be accessed by going to kernfoundation.org/grants. For any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.