CalNonprofits Report on the Economic Power of California’s Nonprofit Sector

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.

Kern County Nonprofits: Get Ready for Give Big Kern 2018!

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.

KCF College Scholarship Application Season for High School Seniors Opens Dec. 1, 2017 thru March 2, 2018!

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 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!

Introducing KCF’s Latest Community Giving Guide!

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 or just drop by our office at 3300 Truxtun Ave., Suite 220, in Bakersfield. We’re open 9 to 5. Happy giving!

Kern Community Foundation

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