Everyone can be a philanthropist. At Kern Community Foundation, we’re committed to making it easy to find, learn about and give to the causes you care about most. Discover the impact local nonprofits have on our community with our comprehensive nonprofit database. Search for your organization of choice and find information to help you make the most of your charitable gift.

All Nonprofit Organizations

The Green Hotel Restoration Foundation


To preserve the Hotel and historic oak as part of Shafter and Kern history, and provide access to the community.

The Hope Center Inc


To assist low-income & help them move toward wholeness – physically, emotionally & spiritually.

The Mission at Kern County


To provide an environment conducive to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the people we serve.

The Necessary Economic Emergency Distribution Services Center, Inc. (NEEDS)


Improve clients’ health and wellbeing by providing food, hot meals, rent/utility assistance, clothing,
household items, and prescription payments.

The Plank Foundation


To provide emergency funds in the areas of health, hunger and humanity, as well as funds for cancer care and treatment, and the needs of hospice organizations in Kern County.

The Salvation Army Ridgecrest Corps


The Salvation Army Ridgecrest Corps is a Christ-centered people sharing His gospel, without discrimination, to meet both spiritual and physical needs.

The Wildlands Conservancy


To preserve the beauty and biodiversity of the earth and to provide programs so that children may know the wonder and joy of nature.

There is Hope for Me


We provide Healing, Opportunity, Purpose and Empowerment

Thumbs Up Cancer Down


To provide support and encouragement to people with cancer and those going through treatment.

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