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Final Installment in Three-Part Series on Give Big Kern Nonprofits in El Popular

El Popular News, Kern County’s Spanish-language weekly, has been a steady Give Big Kern Sponsor over the years, but this year they really stepped up B-i-i-i-g by supporting our nonprofits with three full-page packages highlighting a total of nine charities and Kern Community Foundation. These were all contributed articles that the agencies wrote themselves and El Popular published for us. What would it have cost us to run three full-page ads? $5,340! That is the value of El Popular’s generous in-kind support this year. Thank you, Amigos!

This week’s installment of El Popular’s Nonprofit Showcase Series includes California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA), Aspiranet, and Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County (ADAKC). As you read about these agencies, consider donating to any one of them or the more than 130 other agencies you find on GiveBigKern.org.

Click on this link or the image at left to access the current issue of El Popular. You will find Give Big Kern participants’ stories on Page 3.

El Popular’s Series Showcasing Three More Give Big Kern Charities ‘En Español’ Continues

Spanish-language weekly El Popular News, a steady Give Big Kern sponsor over the years, continues its three-part series today (April 24) featuring three more agencies that are fundraising through Give Big Kern: Girl Scouts of Central California South, Kern Bridges Youth Homes and PathPoint.

El Popular has devoted a full page to highlighting these stories, thereby helping Kern Community Foundation and our partners to “Grow Philanthropy” among Kern’s Spanish-speaking community.

Click on this link or on the image to access the current issue of El Popular. You will find Give Big Kern participants’ stories on Page 3. Read B-i-i-i-g! Give B-i-i-i-g!

Give Big Kern Participating Nonprofits Featured B-i-i-i-g En Español in El Popular News

Spanish-language weekly El Popular News, a steady Give Big Kern sponsor over the years, has kicked off a three-part series today (April 17) featuring three agencies that are fundraising through Give Big Kern: Valley Center for the Blind, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County and Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation.

El Popular has proven itself once again as a generous sponsor by devoting a full page to highlighting these stories, thereby helping Kern Community Foundation and our partners to “Grow Philanthropy” among Kern’s Spanish-speaking community.

Frank Ramirez, Executive Director of Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation expressed his gratitude for this opportunity in an e-mail to both El Popular and the Foundation:

“Many of our scholarship winners and applicants come from a household where Spanish is their primary language. I’m sure they will be pleased to see this article in Spanish. We are also trying to connect with more donors from the Spanish speaking community since one of our largest donors for our 2020-21 scholarship program is the Consulate of Mexico (Fresno Office). They will be pleased to see this article.

“In addition,” he continued, “I would also like to thank you for working with Kern Community Foundation on informing the Spanish-speaking community about Give Big Kern. Kern Community Foundation is helping so many nonprofits like us expand their fundraising efforts. They are a great organization that is helping nonprofits in Kern County grow.”

Click on this link or on the image to access the current issue of El Popular. You will find Give Big Kern participants’ stories on Page 3. Read B-i-i-i-g! Give B-i-i-i-g!

Support “Food for the Frontline Kern County”!

Food for the Frontline Kern County is a community effort to raise funds to support local restaurants and emergency room staff impacted by COVID-19.

Working with Kern Community Foundation, Food for the Frontline will provide meals prepared by local restaurants for Kern County emergency room staff. The meals will be purchased and delivered with the support of community donations. Every dollar raised will feed brave medical personnel who are on the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus, while providing assistance to small businesses and their employees impacted by the statewide quarantine.

Our goal is to provide as many meals as possible to staff members at county hospitals. Each meal will cost $20.00. All donations will go to the purchase of food and materials from local restaurants. These meals will be given directly to Kern County frontline medical staff. This will be an ongoing effort and we plan to make our first delivery on Friday, April 10th.

The entire month of April will be difficult for communities large and small as they struggle to combat COVID-19. You can social distance and join the fight by using this link to donate toward the purchase of a meal or more for our hard-working first responders. Whether you purchase one meal or ten, your effort will help us give back to the men and women on the frontline.

If you represent a local restaurant or catering company and want to participate, please email us at frontlinekern@gmail.com. Together, we can make a difference!

Give Big Kern Is Still On!

We at Kern Community Foundation know that our Nonprofit Community needs funding support now more than ever.
That’s why we’re STAYING THE ONLINE COURSE WITH REGARD TO GIVE BIG KERN!
Our B-i-i-i-g Giving Day is still going to happen on May 5, with the givebigkern.org platform going live to receive donations a month out, on April 5, and staying open till May 6.
Click here to read how close to 130 participating nonprofits are being encouraged to make Give Big Kern their online day of giving at a time when they can showcase their most dire needs to Kern’s giving community — because collectively, we can and will get through this crisis.
Please plan to support Kern’s nonprofits through Give Big Kern!

Kern Community Foundation’s 2019 Impact Sheet Hot Off the Presses!

In an effort to be transparent in all we do, Kern Community Foundation publishes an “Impact Sheet” during the first quarter of the year, detailing the previous year’s accomplishments in our two strategic initiatives, Educational Attainment and Nonprofit Strengthening. Our 2019 Impact Sheet is hot off the presses, and we think you will agree that our 20th Anniversary Year was one of many accomplishments, which are victories shared with all our fund holders, donors, supporters, partners and friends. Thank you! Click on the image to access a downloadable PDF copy.

Kern Community Foundation Seeks Community Network Coordinator

Kern Community Foundation is seeking the right candidate to fill an exciting new position. The Community Network Coordinator will report to the President and CEO and be part of a small team responsible for supporting the Foundation’s community convening work, in particular supporting day-to-day communications and logistics, community engagement and data function for each identified network.

Click here for a position description and information on how to apply.

Kern Community Foundation is a vibrant nonprofit enterprise created by and for the people of Kern County. Our mission Is powerfully simple: Growing community. Growing philanthropy. Today, thanks to the generosity of dozens of individuals, families and corporations, the Foundation has grown to hold more than 170 charitable funds with assets of more than $27 million and has awarded more than $24 million in grants and scholarships to the community. Learn more about the Foundation on our home page, kernfoundation.org.

Community Events

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