News and events

Every day, Kern Community Foundation helps community members connect to the causes and organizations that matter in Kern County. 

News Releases

Sep 22, 2017

CHARITY GIVING GUIDE: Don't Miss Out! Register with Kern Community Foundation to Be Listed!

Sep 19, 2017

Women's and Girl's Fund Seeks Girls 16-21 to Help with Grant Submission Evaluations

Sep 11, 2017

Women's and Girls' Fund Announces 2018 Grant Cycle - Up to $50,000 to Be Awarded in Education and Training Grants to Kern Nonprofits

Aug 14, 2017

Kern Community Foundation Awards Upwards of $620,000 in Scholarships to 334 Kern Students in School Year 2017-18

Aug 14, 2017

Kern River Valley Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply for Kern River Valley Community Fund 2017 Grants

Aug 7, 2017

Now through Sept. 8: Register Your Nonprofit for Inclusion in Kern Community Foundation's 2018 Charity Giving Guide

Aug 2, 2017

Give Big Kern 2017 Report to the Community

Aug 1, 2017

Application Season for Philanthropy on Tap 2018 open now through Sept. 1, 2017

Feb 6, 2017

Jan 11, 2017

Sep 12, 2016

The Women's and Girls' Fund is Now Accepting Teen & Young Ladies Applications

Aug 9, 2016

Application Open! Kern Dance Alliance Announces Fall Session of SHINE for Girls

May 5, 2016

Give Big Kern raises $173k, thousands of volunteer hours pledged

May 2, 2016

GIVE BIG KERN Public Announcement

Jan 19, 2016

Become a Scholarship Evaluator

Jan 12, 2016

The Women's and Girls' Fund is now Accepting Nominations for 2016 Woman or Young Woman Defining Philanthropy Award

Dec 16, 2015

Scholarship Application - NOW AVAILABLE!

Dec 14, 2015

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for GIVE BIG KERN

Oct 27, 2015

2016 Philanthropy on Tap

Sep 17, 2015

The Women’s & Girls’ Fund Seeking Grant Applicants

Jul 21, 2015

Kern Community Foundation Launches Nonprofit Sustainability Program

Jul 20, 2015

Kern Community Foundation Included in Top 100 List

May 21, 2015

Upper Kern Fisheries Enhancement Fund Announces $80,000 Grant

Apr 30, 2015

The Women's and Girls' Fund Celebrates 10 Years with Announcement of 2015 Grants

Apr 15, 2015

Additional Contribution of $2 Million Planned to Oscar and Libbie Rudnick Scholarship Fund, Increasing Total to $6 Million

Mar 25, 2015

Kern Community Foundation Announces Kristen Barnes as New President and CEO

Jan 23, 2015

Kern Community Foundation’s president accepts position in Florida

Jan 13, 2015

Kern Community Foundation Doubles Annual Grants, Awards a Record $3 Million in 2014

Dec 29, 2014

Act now to reduce your taxes with an IRA gift!

Nov 28, 2014

Faces of Philanthropy: Couple says "I Do" to each other and to giving back

Nov 19, 2014

Help local nonprofits through the Giving Card

Nov 14, 2014

Kern Community Foundation Hits 15th Anniversary Wednesday

Nov 12, 2014

Faces of Philanthropy: Don Barnes embodies the spirit of philanthropy

Sep 29, 2014

Faces of Philanthropy: Oscar and Libbie Rudnick Scholarship Fund

Sep 16, 2014

Aera to help Bakersfield College develop science center

Aug 29, 2014

Faces of Philanthropy: Fred and Virginia Hamisch

Aug 22, 2014

Your local Red Cross is currently responding to the Way Fire in Wofford Heights, Kernville: They need your help today!

Aug 20, 2014

Rudnick Fund Distributes First Scholarships of $26,000

Jul 30, 2014

Junior League of Bakersfield Grant Announcement

Jul 28, 2014

Faces of Philanthropy: David Moore Agricultural Fund

Jun 6, 2014

Mayor Harvey L. Hall's Scholarship Fund Keeps Students Focused on Academics

Apr 30, 2014

The Women's and Girls' Fund Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

Apr 28, 2014

Kern Community Foundation Ranked Among Nation's Most Active Grantmakers

Mar 25, 2014

KRVR Donates Cal Water Grant to KRV Community Fund

Mar 12, 2014

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to Kern County Library Foundation

Feb 19, 2014

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grants to Bakersfield Homeless Center

Jan 13, 2014

Lightspeed Systems Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Digital Learning Projects

Jan 10, 2014

The Women's and Girls' Fund Seeking Nominations

Jan 10, 2014

Kaiser Permanente Kern County Releases 2014 Request for Grant Proposals & Sponsorships

Dec 16, 2013

The Most Dynamic Social innovation Initiatives of 2013

Dec 2, 2013

Kern County Declares December 3 "Giving Day"

Oct 25, 2013

Talk of the Town: Season of giving

Oct 2, 2013

Kern Community Foundation to Award Grants from Arthritis Association Fund

Sep 13, 2013

The Women's and Girls' Fund Announces New Grants Cycle

Aug 27, 2013

Kern Community Foundation Seeks Sponsors for 2013 Charity Giving Guide - Mark Calendars for local "Giving Day"

Aug 20, 2013

Community Foundations: Building Philanthropy and Effecting Social Change

May 6, 2013

CSUB Announces screening of “Miss Representation”

May 1, 2013

The Women's and Girls' Fund Announces 2013 Grant Recipients

Apr 1, 2013

The Women's and Girls' Fund 9th Annual Luncheon: Tickets Available

Feb 13, 2013

The Women's and Girls' Fund Accepting Nominations for 2013 Woman or Young Woman Defining Philanthropy Award

Feb 12, 2013

Foundation Elects New Officers, Directors

Feb 1, 2013

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to CSUB Foundation

Jan 31, 2013

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to Community Action Partnership of Kern

Jan 22, 2013

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to the Independent Living Center of Kern

Jan 4, 2013

Foundation Grants Restore Fish, Improve Fishing and Help Local Economy

Dec 28, 2012

Marvin and Nadene Steinert Featured in January 2013 Bakersfield Life Magazine

Dec 24, 2012

President and CEO Jeff Pickering tells The Bakersfield Californian his favorites from 2012

Dec 12, 2012

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County

Dec 12, 2012

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to American Lung Association of California

Dec 7, 2012

Bakersfield Californian: Community Foundation presents giving card

Dec 6, 2012

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grant to Friends of Mercy Foundation

Nov 27, 2012

Give Back on Giving Tuesday: The Season of Giving is Being Reinvented

Nov 16, 2012

Marvin and Nadene Steinert Receive Kern Community Foundation's Inaugural "Spirit of Philanthropy" Award

Nov 16, 2012

Jeffrey R. Pickering Elected Treasurer, League of California Community Foundations: Opportunity to Learn from Veteran Leaders, Showcase Innovations of an Emerging Enterprise

Oct 30, 2012

Giving to Disaster Relief and Recovery

Aug 16, 2012

Kern Community Foundation Meets Rigorous National Standards

Aug 2, 2012

Kern Community Foundation Awards Grants to Strengthen Local Arts and Culture Charities

Jul 2, 2012

Grantmaking, Giving at Kern Community Foundation Up Compared to Nation

May 1, 2012

Women's & Girls' Fund announces 2012 Grants

Apr 10, 2012

Estate Gift Establishes Oscar and Libbie Rudnick Scholarship Fund

Mar 7, 2012

New Study Projects Massive Wealth Transfer in Kern County, Potential Impact on Future of Local Charities

Nov 9, 2011

Women's & Girls' Fund Announces Sustained Grantmaking Focus, Grants will support education and training through 2015

May 5, 2011

Women's & Girls' Fund announces 2011 Grants

Apr 5, 2011

Kern Community Foundation Awards More Than $100,000 to Local Arts Nonprofits, More Than $400,000 in First Quarter of 2011

Oct 1, 2010

2010-2011 Funding Availability for Arts and Culture Organizations

Apr 29, 2010

Women's & Girls' Fund announces 2010 Grants

Feb 11, 2010

Kern Community Foundation Announces CEO

Aug 24, 2009

Kern Community Response Grant Recipients

Aug 11, 2009

Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Kern County

Jun 26, 2009

Kern Community Wellness Grants awarded

Apr 29, 2009

Women's and Girls' Fund Annual Luncheon

Jun 25, 2008

Kern Community Foundation receives $450,000 grant

Dec 30, 2007

Website boosts charities in Kern

Apr 14, 2007

Organizations team up to increase awareness

Apr 14, 2007

Program helps erase poor choices