About us

United Way of Kern County’s focus is on Education, Income, and Health. These are the building blocks for a good quality of life.


Kern County residents learn well, earn well, and live well.


Mobilize donors, volunteers, and advocates to improve lives in Kern County.

United Way of Kern County is leading a movement to improve community conditions by helping local people become financially stable and independent. A quality education leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

We bring stakeholders together to generate philanthropy from all segments of our community, marshal resources, forge community consensus, and build coalitions and partnerships. The combined result is far greater than the sum of each individual component.

United Way of Kern County’s focus is to improve the Education, Income, and Health of every Kern County resident to:

Enable everyone to give and invest the funds where they are needed the most and show measurable results

  • Engage people to advocate to change systems on behalf of those whose voice may not otherwise be heard
  • Empower everyone to volunteer to maximize their impact on the lives of others



2014 UWKC financial

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Our Focus
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Creating pathways to financial stability by providing free tax services and providing financial literacy courses.

Born Learning & Raising a Reader

Born Learning & Raising a Reader

Preparing children for success in school and in life by empowering parents to be their first teachers.

Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Kern County Homeless Collaborative

Working to end homelessness with 25 partner member organizations.

Kern Food Policy Council

Kern Food Policy Council

Collaborating to end hunger by working to find innovative, systems-level solutions.

You're part of this community. we know you want to see it succeed. So do we. At United Way, we believe we can do more together as a team. Join us.
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