Initiatives

Our initiatives target specific areas within Kernís nonprofit sector where we have leverage. This leverage comes from several growing communities of donors who share philanthropic priorities and resources in an effort to create positive social change.

The Women's and Girls' Fund

A leadership initiative dedicated to transforming the lives of women and girls in Kern County by mobilizing the power and passion of women working together.

KernArts Now!

A grantmaking initiative focused on building the capacity of Kernís nonprofit sector with grants that improve the operations and sustainability of local arts and culture organizations.

KernHealth Now!

A grantmaking initiative focused on building the capacity of Kernís nonprofit sector with grants that improve the operations and sustainability of local nonprofit health organizations and/or programs in Kern County. This initiative specifically targets projects that provide direct health services to low-income and underserved residents of rural Kern County.

Upper Kern Fisheries Enhancement Fund

A grantmaking initiative that supports conservation projects in the Upper Kern River Basin.