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US Census Bureau Recruiting Event in Bakersfield Oct 3

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.

If you miss(ed) the recruiting event above, no worries. For local Census jobs, visit census.gov/fieldjobs for manager-level employment, and 2020census.gov/jobs for office support and field positions.

 

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 Women’s and Girls’ Fund Announces 2019 Grant Cycle

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.

Jumpstart Fundraising Technical Assistance Grant Application Now Open through Oct. 31

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.
IMPORTANT:
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. 

 

$600,000 Wonderful Dollars to Help Grow a Beautiful World

Kern Community Foundation is helping The Wonderful Company get the word out about an opportunity for Kern County nonprofits to apply for grants between $5,000 and $50,000 to serve the communities of Wasco, Delano and McFarland during 2019, primarily in the areas of:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Community Beautification
  • Supporting families

However, Wonderful Community Grants will support “game-changing work across all program areas.”

Successful applications will demonstrate community need, and yield tangible and visible results. Funds are available for program development/expansion, innovation, technology and equipment. Full details may be found here.

The application period opens August 1, and the following information sessions in Kern will be offered as follows to help applicants prepare:

Delano/McFarland Information Session
July 11, 12:30-1:30 pm
Delano Regional Medical Center
The Scarlet Oak Conference Room
1401 Garces Hwy.
Delano, CA 93215

Wasco Information Session
August 1, 7:00-9:00 am
The Old Courthouse
810 8th St.
Wasco, CA 93280

KAN ‘Strength is Visibility’ Campaign with KGET/Telemundo

Thanks to a partnership between the Kern Alliance of Nonprofits (KAN) and KGET-TV 17/Telemundo, agencies registered with Kern Community Foundation will have an opportunity to apply to be highlighted on the morning and evening television news, thereby becoming better known in the community and possibly gaining supporters and volunteers in the process. This competitive opportunity truly is nonprofit strengthening through visibility. All Kern County nonprofits that are registered with Kern Community Foundation and have a Silver or higher rating on GuideStar.org are welcome to apply via the Foundation’s Online Grants Platform. This ongoing opportunity officially opens March 19, 2018.

Funds Still Available to Support Kern’s Victims/Survivors of the Las Vegas Tragedy

Day of Remembrance Fund – Funds will continue to be available until they are depleted. 

The Day of Remembrance Fund at Kern Community Foundation was established to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed by Kern County residents to support Kern County victims of the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our goal is to provide resources in a responsible and efficient way. We ask Kern County residents who are victims and survivors of the Las Vegas tragedy to provide general contact information using our online automated platform. Once the information is submitted, we will provide individuals with the protocols governing the distribution of resources.

Click on this link to access our online platform. Funds will continue to be available until they are depleted.

Kern Community Foundation