As a member of Candid’s nationwide network of nonprofit serving agencies, Kern Community Foundation provides our Nonprofit Partners with free public access to Candid’s electronic databases and resources. This is part of our Nonprofit Strengthening Initiative and one of the benefits of registering with Kern Community Foundation.

Our Candid partners play a vital role in providing communities the fundraising and nonprofit resources they need to do good. Candid is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits serve their communities. We offer Candid’s key tools, including GuideStar and Foundation Directory. Our nonprofits can access GuideStar to research local nonprofits to support and to find services. Nonprofits seeking funding can also access the Foundation Directory to find and connect with funders.

Foundation Directory

Foundation Directory helps nonprofits find funding faster:
 – Build robust prospect lists from 242,000+ grantmakers
 – Know which funders are more likely to provide support
 – Connect with key decision makers through the LinkedIn integration
 – Find collaboration opportunities and join forces with other nonprofits

By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently. Included are profiles of more than 166,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, as well as profiles of more than 800,000 grant recipients and information on more than 16.8 million awarded grants. 

To access the Foundation Directory, please schedule an appointment with Kern Community Foundation.

Questions? Write to or call 661.325.5346.