Mission: Kern community foundation's mission is growing community and growing philanthropy.
Programs: Kern community 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. The foundation is home for local philanthropists, with more than 100 named funds that help donors organize and achieve meaningful results from their charitable giving. The foundation is a results-oriented grantmaker, awarding approximately $2,839,000 in grants in 2014. The foundation is a trusted community leader, hosting leadership initiatives like the womens and girls fund, developing 21st century philanthropy tools such as an online nonprofit search, and introducing innovative products such as the charity giving card.