CHARITY GIVING GUIDE: Don't Miss Out! Register with Kern Community Foundation to Be Listed!
Sep 22, 2017

One of the ways in which Kern Community Foundation strives to strengthen local nonprofits is by making them more VISIBLE to philanthropists, donors and volunteers who might be interested in supporting them.

 This effort includes showcasing as many agencies as are registered with us in our Charity Giving Guide (click here to see the 2016 issue). This year, we are truly excited that the Giving Guide will be included as a special section in the December issue of Bakersfield Life Magazine, which has a circulation of close to 40,000. That entire issue of the magazine will be devoted to nonprofits and philanthropy, thus affording great visibility to agencies listed. This is a free service from us to our nonprofit partners and the community. 

We have extended our Sept. 8 deadline to the end of the month to get even more agencies throughout Kern County to come on board. Don’t miss out!

 There are just two requirements:

1.  Complete a “Nonprofit Registration for Foundation Services” through Kern Community Foundation’s Online Grants Platform (which may be found here); and

2.  Claim your nonprofit agency’s profile on www.GuideStar.org (the world’s largest database on nonprofits), and build up your transparency rating to a Silver level or higher.

Information for both No’s. 1 and 2 above may be found here: on the “Nonprofit Registration” instructions page of our website.  

Also, with regard to GuideStar.org, we have put together simple-to-follow instructions on how to claim your nonprofit’s profile, and build it up to Silver or higher rating. The link to the downloadable PDF document is below. 

If you would like some personalized assistance, we are happy to help you with registration on a drop-in basis at Kern Community Foundation on the following dates and times:

  •  Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27,  2017, from 9 a.m. till Noon.

 Bring your laptop, and any of the documents/information you think you’ll need to strengthen your agency’s GuideStar Profile to get it to a Silver Transparency Rating. Refer to the PDF document attached for reference.


Kern Community Foundation is located at 3300 Truxtun Ave, Suite 220, Bakersfield, CA 93301. For more information, please call or e-mail Community Impact Manager Louis Medina at 661-616-2603 or Louis@kernfoundation.org.

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