Kern Community Foundation Awards Grants to Bakersfield Homeless Center
Feb 19, 2014

(Bakersfield, Calif., February 19, 2014) – Kern Community Foundation held a grant presentation at Bakersfield Homeless Center to award two contributions from donor advised funds. The Stan and Nancy Wilson Benevolence Fund granted $10,000 to the organization while an additional $2,862 was granted from an anonymous donor advised fund. Both grants are towards the match grant currently ongoing from The Bakersfield Californian.

The $50,000 grant from The Bakersfield Californian, to be matched by contributions from the community, will be used to purchase vehicles that will put crews from the Bakersfield Homeless Center on the road and to work. In order to receive the match grant, the center still needs to raise about $3,500. To learn about the Bakersfield Homeless Center or make a contribution, visit and click Nonprofit Search.

 “With these funds, families are going to be going back to work, getting their own home, changing their future,” Executive Director Louis Gill explained. “We’re really grateful for the help.”


Kern Community Foundation is a vibrant nonprofit enterprise with the powerfully simple mission of growing community and growing philanthropy.  The Foundation is in business to serve as a charitable resource for local donors and corporations, and to generate capital that provides philanthropic solutions to help make Kern County a better place to live, to work and to visit. Since its establishment in 1999, the Foundation has grown to hold more than 100 charitable funds with assets of more than $18 million, and has awarded more than $10 million to improve Kern County’s quality of life.

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