Kern Kiwanis has provided scholarships to one student at every high school in Bakersfield for the last 30 years. As Kiwanians we value perseverance and want to recognize students who have improved, demonstrating hard work and leadership. More recently, our scholarships have been awarded to students who have surmounted their challenges while displaying quality of character, not the students with the highest GPA. Scholarships may be applied to 4-year universities, community colleges or trade schools.
Recently, Kern Kiwanis Foundation slightly altered its criteria, it is helpful if applicants are Key Club and KIWINS members at the schools where we sponsor Youth Leadership Programs. Kern Kiwanis Foundation believes in supporting the youth who are currently involved in service, Investing in our Youth Leadership clubs means an investment in our communities future.
Kern Kiwanis Club sponsors and mentors Key Clubs/KIWINS clubs at East , Ridgeview, and Miramonte high schools.
Grants are provided to five organizations in Kern County who provide services to children and/or their families. Kern Kiwanis Club focuses on our community and ALL its needs. These grants provide Kern Kiwanis Club to extend our service and giving beyond children's projects.
Our community and club members experience challenges and adversity; we want to support efforts that help our community and club members face and over-come those challenges. In 201, the following organizations received grants or funding from the Kern Kiwanis Foundation:
Friendship House Jack frost Football
Boy Scouts of America ADAKC
Ronald McDonald House
Greenfield Resource Center
The Kern Kiwanis Club has a Foundation (Fed Tax ID# 23-7043359). It was established to build a fund for the purpose of financing certain projects that might come before the club. It has been properly structured to accept tax-deductible gifts from individual members as well as the general public.
Mail your donations to:
Kern Kiwanis Foundation
P.O. Box 2532
Bakersfield, CA 93303-2532
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