Community investment

United Way of Kern County Impacts the Community with Benefits that Ripple Out to the Whole.

United Way of Kern County believes everyone deserves opportunities for a good life. That means enough income to support a family through retirement, a quality education that leads to a stable job and good health. That’s why United Way is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health.

Report to the Community

How We Impact the Community.

United Way of Kern County invests in the community programs, coalitions and volunteer engagement that focus on financial, stability, early childhood education, food insecurity and homelessness.

Coalitions. United Way of Kern County partners with other organizations and forms coalitions because changing community conditions requires everyone to work together, including the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Advocacy. United Way of Kern County advocates for public policies that will help to achieve our goals, including making sure children have access to reliable health care.

Programs and Services. United Way of Kern County offers programs and services that help people get back on their feet and achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Volunteer Engagement. United Way of Kern County engages individuals and groups to make a difference by volunteering their time and talent to make positive changes in the community.

Give. Your contribution to United Way’s Community Impact Fund is an investment in your community.

Our Focus
Vita Income


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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