Give locally to benefit Kern County
Local philanthropy enhances the human values of a community and gives community philanthropists the opportunity to express their generosity in a variety of ways. Kern Community Foundation offers a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to giving so that donors achieve their charitable and financial goals.
We’re here to help you…
Explore your charitable options.
Make your gift dollars go further.
As a public charity, we offer maximum tax advantage for most gifts under federal law. Through our careful stewardship and the power of endowment, your gift grows over time.
Learn about community needs and opportunities.
Our grantmaking staff monitors our community's most pressing needs and greatest opportunities. We have deep relationships with local nonprofits working in the arts, community development, education, environment, health and human services, and are happy to share our knowledge.
Work through your estate or financial planner.
We'll work with your trusted professional advisor to design the charitable giving solution that's right for you. You'll enjoy the financial, personal and community benefits of strategic giving.
Relax while we handle the paperwork.
We handle all of the administrative responsibilities, including investment management, due diligence and grantmaking, so you can focus on the joy of giving.
Create your legacy.
Connect with others who share your passion.
We connect people who care with causes that matter, and to each other as well. As a Kern Community Foundation donor, you'll have opportunities to network with other community-focused individuals who share your interests and passions.
There is so much more we'd like you to know.
For more information and ideas on ways to integrate your financial planning with charitable giving, ask your financial advisor or contact us to discuss your giving options. We'd be happy to meet with you or your professional advisor to discuss how your gift can build a better future for our community. Contact us to learn more.