Scholarships Available!

20 scholarship opportunities through one application to Kern County students. Application due March 10, 2017. Kern Futures is an innovative program supporting students by Kern Community Foundation.

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A new innovative program by Kern Community Foundation!

Kern Futures increases the level of educational attainment in Kern County. Education begins early and reaches beyond high school. Education is a necessity. Education is for everyone. Education is a public good.

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Give the Gift of Giving

A charity Giving Card is the perfect gift for anyone. They are easy to purchase and can be redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. Customized Giving Cards are also a great way to thank customers or reward valued employees.

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What is a Community Foundation?

To celebrate National Community Foundation Week we are excited to debut our new video! Watch and learn what a community foundation is and what we - your community foundation - do for Kern County.

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Support Your Local Cause

The Charity Giving Guide features more than 100 local charitable organizations. This comprehensive resource is our gift to help you to make better decisions about your charitable contributions, both now and forever.

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Kern Community Foundation Live!

See our powerfully simple mission of growing community and growing philanthropy LIVE! We are proud to recognize these local charitable organizations for their transparency, accountability and overall good work helping to make Kern County a better place to live, to work and to visit.

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The Women's and Girls' Fund

Discover how the Women's and Girls' Fund is transforming the lives of women and girls in Kern County with their endowment of more than $1 million.

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