The Women’s and Girls’ Fund is primarily a volunteer effort supported by Kern Community Foundation and guided by the leadership of the Vision Committee and Community Advisors. The assets of the Fund are professionally managed and invested by Kern Community Foundation, which also provides oversight of Fund grant decisions.

WE will transform the lives of women and girls in Kern County by mobilizing the power and passion of women working together.
• Women Educate to create awareness of women’s and girls’ needs unmet by current strategies.
• Women Endow a permanent fund whose annual yield supports programs benefitting women and girls throughout Kern County.
• Women Empower one another and our girls to become philanthropists and advocates of positive social change.

2020 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Kern County

This report is a true labor of love, compiled as a gift to our community by The Women’s and Girls Fund at Kern Community Foundation. Only published once every five years, the latest report is hot off the presses!

Click here or on the image above to read the Full Report;


Click here to read the Executive Summary.



Please click on this link to access the WGF’s Grantmaking Page designed to help potential applicants learn about grant eligibility criteria, current grant cycle dates and how to apply.

Grow Our Giving: A Call to Action!

A strong endowment will ensure that The Women’s and Girls’ Fund will make an impact in Kern County in perpetuity. Your gift to The Women’s and Girls’ Fund is combined with hundreds of others and is carefully invested to achieve long term growth.

Looking forward, we increase community impact if we GROW OUR GIVING, our new fundraising call to action.

The principles of The Women’s and Girls’ Fund are that: Women Educate, Women Endow, and Women Empower….with the foundational belief that we transform the lives of women and girls in Kern County by mobilizing the power and passion of women working together. When our endowment grows, our giving grows and creates larger, more impactful grants that provide opportunities to directly affect some of the root causes impacting women and girls, thereby creating lasting and sustainable change within our community for generations to come.

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Community Events

  1. Kern County WWII Veterans Memorial Site Dedication Day

    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    December 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm