United Way of Kern County creates lasting and measurable change in Kern County by focusing on the three, key building blocks of life: Education, Income, and 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's focus is to improve the Education, Income and Health of every Kern County resident:

  • Enable everyone to give and invest the funds where they are needed the most and have shown 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.

Read our 2015 Report to the Community HERE.

Read our 2014 Report to the Community HERE.

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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