Kern Community Foundation helps people support the causes they care about most. We connect generous donors to energized community members and organizations; matching their charitable interests with our community's needs. Below are some of the funds you might consider giving to through the Foundation. If you have any questions, please contact us at (661) 325-5346 or email donorservices@kernfoundation.org.

Donate To A Fund

Fund Name   Description
Agency
Bakersfield ARC Foundation Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support Bakersfield ARC (BARC) Foundation
Bakersfield High School Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support Bakersfield High School
Bakersfield Christian High School Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support Bakersfield Christian High School
California Living Museum (CALM) Al Robbins Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support the California Living Museum (CALM)
Leaders in Life Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support the Leaders in Life Youth Conference
Links for Life Legacy Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support Links for Life
Heart Never Forgets Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support the Alzheimer's Disease Association of Kern County, Inc. (ADAKC)
The Cat People Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support The Cat People organization
The Green Hotel Restoration Fund Donate Non-endowment to support restoration of the historic Green Hotel in Shafter, California
Kern Audubon Society Fund Donate Endowment to support the Kern Audubon Society and provide educational programs and services to build awareness of the importance of birds and other wildlife.
LinkEd Donate
Scott Kirschenmann Family Foundation Fund Donate Established to inspire the youth of Kern County to reach individual goals by focusing on confidence building through mentorship and educational enrichment.
Shafter Historical - Ohanneson Fund Donate Endowment to support the Shafter Historical Society
The Fox Theater Foundation Endowment Fund Donate Endowment to support the Fox Theater Foundation
Waterman Foundation Endowment Donate Endowment to support the Rotary Club of Bakersfield's Waterman Foundation, providing funding for nonprofit capital projects and postsecondary scholarships.
Designated
Kern County Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund Donate Established to address the community's recovery needs in the aftermath of recent earthquake activity.
Donor Advised
Peter Anthony Catholic Education Fund Donate Fund to provide tuition assistance for K-12 Catholic education.
Matthews Family Trust Fund Donate
Parks-Anderson Charitable Fund Donate Endowed charitable fund that provides scholarships and grants to deserving students and organizations to positively impact our community.
Field of Interest
Kern River Valley Community Fund (Endowed) Donate Endowment to support the Kern River Valley community
Tom Pryor PTSD Awareness Fund Donate Endowment to help reduce the incidence of post traumatic stress disorder in law enforcement
Arthritis Association of Kern County Fund Donate Endowment to support Kern County nonprofit organizations helping individuals with disabilities
Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund Donate To provide grants to Kern County nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations and/or those who can present a clear case of direct impact due to the medical or economic effects of the pandemic.
Kern Preparedness and Resiliency Fund Donate Endowment to support future community needs.
The Women's and Girls' Fund Donate Help grow the endowment and transform the lives of women and girls in Kern County.
West High School Alumni Association Endowment Fund Donate
Scholarship
Kern Futures Scholarships Together Fund Donate Endowment to provide strategic, need-based scholarships to Kern County students
Karin Enebo Memorial Violin Scholarship Fund Donate Endowment to provide violin or viola lessons to deserving students in Kern County.
David Anderson Athletic Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarship fund to provide academic support to deserving student athletes.
Eunice Sears Scholarship for Music Fund Donate Endowment to provide academic support to graduates of Kern County high schools who wish to pursue further study in the field of music.
Sean E. Farley Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Endowment to provide scholarships to deserving students of Fruitvale Junior High School.
East Bakersfield High School Class of 1957 - Ron Robison Memorial Scholarship Fund Donate Scholarship fund to provide academic support to graduates of East Bakersfield High School.
William L. Ray Memorial Music Scholarship Fund Donate
Unrestricted
Kern Community Foundation Operating Fund Donate Fund to support Kern Community Foundation.
Other Funds