Kern Community Foundation
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Kern Community Foundation's Mission is powerfully simple: Growing Community. Growing Philanthropy. We are: - A matchmaker between donors and the causes they care about; - A home for local philanthropists; - A results-oriented awarder of grants and scholarships; - A trusted leader on critical community issues; And, with help from our partners, - The organizer of Kern County's big day of giving, Give Big Kern, and other highly popular and visible events that showcase the work of Kern's thriving nonprofit sector to countless potential new donors and volunteers. We have been serving the philanthropic needs of Kern County since 1999. Our website, kernfoundation.org, includes a very comprehensive "Nonprofit Search" function, which makes it easy for donors and volunteers to find their passion from among hundreds of local nonprofit agencies registered with us that have achieved a Silver or higher transparency rating on GuideStar.org. The leadership of Kern Community Foundation works with local broadcast and print media partners in an effort to educate the community about philanthropy and the work of Kern Community Foundation, and regularly submits articles to publications such as Bakersfield Life Magazine, the Kern Business Journal, The Bakersfield Californian, The Tehachapi News, The Bakersfield News Observer and El Popular News (Spanish). Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @KernFoundation.