Ways to Give

When you use the Foundation as a charitable resource you will get an immediate tax deduction for your contributions as allowed by law and, for appreciated assets, avoid long-term capital gains tax. (Tax ID #77-0555874)

Products the Foundation offers:

  • Donor Advised Fund - A simple way to organize your charitable giving. A cost-effective alternative to a private or corporate foundation.
  • Endowment – A meaningful way to establish and leave a charitable legacy. A permanent fund to support a favorite charitable issue or organization forever.
  • Giving Card – A fun way to “give the gift of giving” to friends or employees. Much like a retail gift card, a Giving Card can be purchased and redeemed to benefit any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States.
  • Nonprofit Search - Use our online Nonprofit Search to find, learn about and give to your favorite charitable organizations in Kern County.

The Foundation accepts gifts of:

  • Cash
  • Stocks
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Retirement accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Planned gifts, such as bequests, trusts, and annuities
  • Other alternative assets

Join our Legacy Society

You can create a charitable legacy through a gift from your estate into an endowed fund at Kern Community Foundation. The fund will make an annual grants, in perpetuity, to organizations or causes you care about. To see a sample of bequest language, click here. If you choose to leave a legacy with Kern Community Foundation, please notify us by using this form so we can recognize you.

Visit our new Planned Giving site, kernlegacy.org, to learn about the many benefits of gift plans. Through our Planned Giving site donors can learn how to give, what they're able to give, and even read other donors' stories. 

Corporate Giving

Kern Community Foundation is helping local businesses to get ahead by giving back. We provide a comprehensive offering of expertise, products and services, resulting in a better way to give to the causes your company cares about. Click here for more information.

Contact Us

Contact our Donor Services at donorservices@kernfoundation.org or 661.616.2617 for more information about charitable donations or establishing your own fund.