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!

Community Events

  1. Free IRS Webinar: How to Apply for Tax Exemption

    June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Free Webinar: Improve Your Smartphone Photography Part 2

    June 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm