About Give Big Kern 2021

About Give Big Kern 2021

Observed on the first Tuesday in May, Give Big Kern is a dynamic and fun day of giving hosted by Kern Community Foundation to foster local philanthropy in support of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in Kern County. The effort allows participating agencies to gain visibility as they engage the entire community in "One day to celebrate the giving spirit of Kern County!"

Participants can raise unrestricted dollars and collect volunteer pledges to help with any current needs--including pressing COVID-19 needs!--while vying for additional cash prizes courtesy of the Foundation's generous sponsors. Because it is an online effort, Give Big Kern is a safe, social-distancing-compliant way to fundraise.

A key component of the Foundation's Nonprofit Strengthening Initiative, Give Big Kern is the 2019 and 2020 winner of the Beautiful Bakersfield Award for helping to create "A Better Bakersfield."

Since its launch in 2016, Give Big Kern has raised more than $1.7 million from thousands of community members to benefit hundreds of hard-working local charities. Our lovable mascot, Billy the Give Big Goat, encourages everyone to "Give B-i-i-i-g!" once again in 2021, in support of the causes they care about.

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