We’re excited to introduce a coloring sheet featuring Give Big Kern’s Official Mascot, Billy the Give Big Goat, that is not only fun for the kiddies, but also contains useful information such as the givebigkern.org web address, and social media handle @GIVEBIGKERN, for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram–that way you’ll always know where to find Billy, and where to go for news related to #GIVEBIGKERN.
Please feel free to download an 8.5″ x 11″ Billy coloring sheet to share with your little ones. (Click here to download.)
Help Billy spread the word to others so they’ll know to “Give B-i-i-i-g!” on May 1.
A groundbreaking report from the California Association of Nonprofits called “Causes Count: The Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector,” reveals that in our state, nonprofits make up the fourth largest industry by employment (generating some 1 million jobs and supporting an additional 800,000 indirectly); contribute 15% of California’s Gross State Product; and enjoy greater workforce diversity than the adult civilian workforce as a whole. By supporting local nonprofits, you are helping to stimulate growth and progress throughout California. Click here to access the report, which can be downloaded in pdf format.
Our contributed article to the Kern Business Journal talks about the Kern Alliance of Nonprofits and Kern Community Foundation’s efforts to strengthen Kern County community based organizations through training, networking, and support. Read the article here.
Give Big Kern 2018 Registration is coming up in January, and we want all participating nonprofits to be ready for this exciting May 1, 2018 crowd funding event that allows charities to raise UNRESTRICTED DOLLARS!
Click on this link to access our Registration and Initial Mandatory Training announcement with all the information you need to start getting ready.
Graduating high school this year? Planning to attend a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university? Our Kern Futures scholarship application season is now open at Kern Community Foundation! From the home page of our website, go to Students > Scholarships to apply online. With one simple application, you may be considered for dozens of scholarships, many of which have renewal opportunities.
For more information, contact Scholarship Coordinator Britny Boos at email@example.com or 661.616.2605. Don’t miss out: In the current school year, more than $620,000 were awarded in scholarships to 334 students throughout Kern County, and close to one-third of those were for graduating high school seniors!
Consider keeping your charitable giving local this holiday season and donating to one of more than 200 Kern County nonprofits and close to a dozen endowed funds featured in Kern Community Foundation’s latest issue of the Community Giving Guide, which you can download in pdf format using this link.
Would you like a handsome, glossy paper copy of the Giving Guide? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or just drop by our office at 3300 Truxtun Ave., Suite 220, in Bakersfield. We’re open 9 to 5. Happy giving!
Stay tuned for news about how to apply to participate in Give Big Kern 2018. Remember that any participating nonprofit must be registered with Kern Community Foundation through our Online Grants Platform and have a Silver or higher transparency rating on GuideStar.org to be able to participate. Questions? Write to us at email@example.com.