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Funds Still Available to Support Kern’s Victims/Survivors of the Las Vegas Tragedy

Day of Remembrance Fund – Funds will continue to be available until they are depleted. 

The Day of Remembrance Fund at Kern Community Foundation was established to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed by Kern County residents to support Kern County victims of the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our goal is to provide resources in a responsible and efficient way. We ask Kern County residents who are victims and survivors of the Las Vegas tragedy to provide general contact information using our online automated platform. Once the information is submitted, we will provide individuals with the protocols governing the distribution of resources.

Click on this link to access our online platform. Funds will continue to be available until they are depleted.

KCF Need for Scholarship Evaluators Highlighted in The Tehachapi News

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a high-school graduate aspiring to go to college? You can help by evaluating their Kern Community Foundation Kern Futures scholarship application essay. We are grateful for media partners like The Tehachapi News that are helping us spread the word about this important effort. Click here to begin reading about how you can get involved.

Give Big Kern Promotions Beginning March 1 Highlighted in The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield Californian Reporter James Burger highlights Give Big Kern’s partnership with local retailers, such as Sequoia Sandwich Co., and Gimmee Some Sugar Sweet Co., to raise awareness and dollars in support of the overall effort of our May 1 Giving Day: the prizes that will be awarded to participating nonprofits, marketing material support, etc. The fun began March 1 and will continue through Give Big Kern Day. Click here to begin reading.

Give Big Kern/CSUB Student Partnership in the March Issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine

Kern Community Foundation President and CEO Kristen Beall shares with the community in her monthly “Philanthropy Matters” column in the latest issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine, how over the course of two months (March 1 through Give Big Kern Day, May 1), two classes of Cal State Bakersfield public relations students will assist participating Give Big Kern nonprofits with communications and public relations support at no cost, while learning about the value of community philanthropy in the process. Click here to begin reading.

Give Big Kern in the February/March Issue of The Kern Business Journal

Everything you need to know about what Give Big Kern is, how the effort has fared in previous years, and what we all, as the collective Kern County community, can do to make it an even bigger and better event in 2018, can be found in Kern Community Foundation Manager of Community Impact Louis Medina’s contributed article to the latest issue of the Kern Business Journal. Click here to begin reading.

Training Materials from Kern Alliance of Nonprofits Jan. 2018 Workshop Available

Please click on this link to access the slides from Brown Armstrong’s presentation delivered on Jan. 10, 2018, titled “Understanding Financial Reports: P&L’s, Balance Sheets, Cashflows.” This is Part 2 of a three-part training series called Silver Lining, which is designed to strengthen local nonprofits in their budgeting, fiscal transparency and financial reporting capabilities.

Access useful financial reporting examples/templates by clicking here.

Training Materials from Kern Alliance of Nonprofits Dec. 2017 Workshop Available

Please click on this link to access the slides from Brown Armstrong’s presentation delivered on Dec. 13, 2017, titled “Building a Budget: Pulling Information, Keeping it Real, Staying on Track.” This is Part 1 of a three-part training series called Silver Lining, which is designed to strengthen local nonprofits in their budgeting, fiscal transparency and financial reporting capabilities.

Funds Available to Support Kern County’s Victims and Survivors of the Las Vegas Tragedy

The Day of Remembrance Fund at Kern Community Foundation was established to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed by Kern County residents to support Kern County victims of the shootings at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our goal is to provide resources in a responsible and efficient way. To begin the eligibility process, we are asking Kern County residents who are victims and survivors of the Las Vegas tragedy to provide general contact information using our online automated platform. Once the information is submitted, we will provide individuals with the protocols governing the distribution of resources.

Click on this link to access our online platform. All contact information must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

Nominate Women/Young Women Worthy of The Judi McCarthy Women’s Philanthropy Award by February 26!

The Women’s and Girls’ Fund of Kern Community Foundation is asking the community to nominate women over 21, and girls ages 16 to 21, for The 2018 Judi McCarthy Women’s Philanthropy Award between now and February 26. The namesake for this prestigious award that honors women and girls who are committed to improving the lives of Kern County residents through their giving and leadership, is Judi McCarthy, a well-known local philanthropist and a founding member of The Women’s and Girls’ Fund of Kern Community Foundation.

The awards selection committee will review all nominations and select the 2018 recipient in early March. One award in each category will be presented at the Women’s & Girls’ Fund Annual Luncheon scheduled for May 2, 2018. The committee is responsible for the final selection. (In the unlikely event that the committee feels that no nominees have met the criteria, the awards may be withheld.)

The Women’s Philanthropy Criteria
Nominee must
– Have demonstrated a philanthropic spirit through personal giving and/or inspiring others to support charitable organizations;
– Have exhibited a long-term commitment to and a passion for bettering the lives of Kern County residents; and
Should
– Have a focus on seeking solutions to a problem rather than easing the symptoms;
– Inspire others to take a leadership role in philanthropy.
Click here for Women’s Nomination Form and instructions.

The Young Women’s Philanthropy Criteria
Nominee must:
– Be 16 to 21 years old and be eligible for extra-curricular activities if attending school;
– Have demonstrated a philanthropic spirit through personal giving and/or leadership in inspiring others to support charitable organizations; and
Should
– Have a focus on seeking solutions to a problem rather than easing the symptoms;
– Exhibit a commitment to, and a passion for, bettering the lives of Kern County residents.
Click here for Young Women’s Nomination Form and instructions.

Community Events

  1. Stallion Springs Law Enforcement Torch Run

    October 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. California City Law Enforcement Torch Run

    November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm