Kern Foundation Live! and Philanthropy on Tap, Grant Opportunities

April 1, 2014  

Kern Community Foundation is pleased to recognize local charitable organizations on our YouTube channel at  
Featured organizations had a complete, up-to-date profile in our Nonprofit Search database as of December 31, 2012.  As a result of their commitment to transparency and accountability, the organizations in question were randomly selected for a virtual site visit, sponsored by the Foundation, in 2013.  
If your organization would like to be similarly featured in 2014, consider submitting a competitive application now for a virtual site visit on YouTube, or to be featured at a Philanthropy on Tap event hosted by Imbibe Wine Merchants locally. To learn more about these opportunities, go to and click on the 'For Grantseekers' tab > Upcoming Grant Deadlines.
Both opportunities require applicant organizations to have a complete and current profile in our Nonprofit Search database.  To begin a profile for your own Kern County nonprofit contact Manager of Nonprofit Outreach, Megan Boynton, at

Lightspeed Systems Foundation Recognizes Outstanding Digital Learning Projects, Announces Grant Opportunity

Jan 13, 2014  

This story originally appeared on PR Web and has been edited to include the date current grant applications are due.
The Lightspeed Systems Foundation, a fund of Kern Community Foundation serves administrators, educators, and students by awarding competitive grants and other charitable contributions that impact the learning community. Through Amazing Grants and Amazing Gifts, the Lightspeed Systems Foundation monetarily rewards K12 schools in the United States for outstanding digital learning projects that result in inspired teachers, engaged students, confident IT staff, and involved parents. The company is pleased to announce the 2013 Amazing Grant recipients.
Six schools across the country are being recognized for their commitment to establishing innovative learning projects in the classroom and Lightspeed Systems is proud to join them in their efforts. Through a comprehensive application and review process, these schools have demonstrated a fervent passion for inspiring students:
  • William B. Bimat Elementary School, Bakersfield, CA – Local Economy and Commerce Project
  •  North Adams Community Schools, Decatur, IN – Digital Curriculum Development
  • Stocker Elementary School, Kenosha Unified School District, Kenosha, WI – Schoolwide eBook Initiative
  • Frank Elementary School, Kenosha Unified School District, Kenosha, WI – Field Work Comes Alive Project
  • Coast Unified School District, Cambria, CA – Minecraft in Education Digital Learning Project 
  • Batesville Community School Corporation, Batesville, IN – Digital Content Creation Initiative

Online grant applications for spring are due April 15, 2014.