Philanthropy On Tap – Application Season is Coming Aug. 2 – 31!

Philanthropy on Tap is a competitive “visibility grant” opportunity that Kern Community Foundation offers to Kern County nonprofits in partnership with the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.

Designed as a Speaker Series held at an informal setting over free drinks and hors d’oeuvres, Philanthropy on Tap showcases charitable organizations’ programs, leadership, and needs to local working professionals affiliated with the Chamber, as well as other community members who are interested in giving back by engaging with local nonprofits. It is a great networking opportunity designed to raise the visibility of nonprofits, exposing them to potential donors, volunteers and advocates. It also helps fulfill the mission of Kern Community Foundation: “Growing community. Growing philanthropy.”

Philanthropy on Tap is open to Kern County 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits that are registered with Kern Community Foundation and have a Silver or higher transparency rating on

Use this link to access our Philanthropy on Tap 2019 FAQ document, which should answer most questions for agencies wanting to apply. The application season will be from Noon August 2 to 5 p.m. August 31, 2018, through our Online Grants Platform, which may be accessed by going to For any additional questions, please contact