2016 Philanthropy on Tap
Oct 27, 2015

Kern Community Foundation has announced the local nonprofit charitable organizations to be featured at Philanthropy on Tap, their nonprofit speaker series, in 2016. 

Philanthropy on Tap has increased the visibility of local nonprofits since 2013, but this is the first year Kern Community Foundation has partnered with Bakersfield Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. 

The event series’ purpose will be to educate and expose young professionals to local nonprofits. By introducing our powerful nonprofit community to the next generation of leaders, the series will connect young professionals that may serve on nonprofits’ Board of Directors, participate in community events, and donate their time or money.

By competitive selection, 11 organizations will be featured:

  • January 4: Garden Pathways
  • February 1: Tejon Ranch Conservancy
  • March 7: Court Appointed Special Advocates of Kern County (CASA)
  • April 4: Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMOA)
  • June 6: Habitat for Humanity Golden Empire
  • July 11: Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • August 1: The Wildlands Conservancy
  • September 12: California Living Museum (CALM)
  • October 3: Hoffman Hospice
  • November 7: Boys and Girls Clubs of Kern County
  • December 5: Kern County Museum Foundation

Kern Community Foundation is a vibrant nonprofit enterprise created by and for the people of Kern County. Its mission is powerfully simple – the Foundation is growing community and growing philanthropy. Kern Community Foundation is known as a home for Kern community philanthropists, a results-oriented grantmaker, and a trusted community leader.  Since its establishment in 1999, the Foundation has grown to hold more than 100 charitable funds with assets of about $18 million, and has awarded more than $13 million to improve Kern County’s quality of life.

<< see all news stories