Everyone can be a philanthropist. At Kern Community Foundation, we’re committed to making it easy to find, learn about and give to the causes you care about most. Discover the impact local nonprofits have on our community with our comprehensive nonprofit database. Search for your organization of choice and find information to help you make the most of your charitable gift.

All Nonprofit Organizations

Self-Help Enterprises


To work together with low-income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities.

Sequoia ForestKeeper


To protect and restore the ecosystems of the southern Sierra Nevada – including both the Sequoia National Forest and the Giant Sequoia.

Sequoia Riverlands Trust


To inspire love and lasting protection for important lands.

Shafter Historical Society (Shafter Depot Museum)


To research and publish local history and to collect and exhibit artifacts relating to the history of Shafter.

Shar-On Corporation


To nourish those in need through free daily meals, creative expression, kindness and individual empowerment.

SJV Water


Covering politics of water in the San Joaquin Valley, where crops that create billionaires grow in fields next to communities without drinkable water.

Society for Disabled Children


Identify, assess and provide services and programs to children with disabilities in Kern County.

Socks and Paws Animal Rescue


Serving Kern County and surrounding areas through animal fostering, rehabilitation, training and compassion, with the goal of finding forever homes.

South Kern Sol


Elevating youth’s voice for health and racial equity through Kern County’s nonprofit, non-partisan youth-led newsroom.

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