At Kern Community Foundation, our goal is to set the stage for pivotal change in our community. We create positive impact by focusing on the underlying causes of issues, asking the tough questions, and seeking long-term solutions with lasting results. We also do this by inviting key strategic partners and fundholders to join us and focus resources where they can have the greatest impact on the quality of life in Kern County.

After thoroughly examining existing conditions and listening to voices from throughout our community – including donors, civic and business leaders, nonprofit providers and advocates, and members of our board who represented a wide range of issues – the Foundation articulated two Strategic Initiatives, areas where we can play a significant leadership role, make catalytic investments, and partner with key stakeholders. We invite you to join us as we work together to create a community that we can all be proud of – now and always.

Kern Futures

Improving educational attainment by providing scholarships, supporting students, and improving outcomes.

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Nonprofit Strengthening

Increasing visibility, building capacity, and improving sustainability of Kern County nonprofit charitable organizations.

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