Nonprofit Strengthening through the COVID Crisis and Beyond
Growing Resiliency
In response to the urgent needs expressed by Kern's nonprofit community in a recent survey conducted by Kern Community Foundation, we are launching a Nonprofit Strengthening Webinar Training Series called "Growing Resiliency" to help sustain our nonprofit partners through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

The need for assistance in finding grants and other financial resources was at the top of the list for more than half of our survey respondents, so we begin our training series with an introduction to a long-awaited new resource for accessing state grants and loans.
First in the Series: Navigating the New CA Grants Portal
A tour of, a brand-new website that is a convenient information hub on state grants and loans, will be provided by Shivani Bose-Varela, Project Manager for the CA Grants Portal with the California State Library. The California Grants Portal is a tremendous one-stop-shop destination for finding all grants and loans offered on a competitive or first-come basis by state agencies to qualifying applicants.

As an added bonus, Ms. Bose-Varela will also provide a tour of the State Library's website,, a great resource for many types of research.
Wednesday, September 2, from 11 a.m. till Noon
RSVP Required
This webinar is FREE, but you must RSVP by close of business Monday, August 31, using the button at right. Be sure to provide your name, title, and the name of your agency. A Zoom link will be sent to your e-mail address prior to the webinar.

Questions? Please write to Louis Medina, Director of Community Impact, at
Stay Tuned for more "Growing Resiliency" Training Announcements in the Coming Weeks and Months!
Kern Community Foundation will continue to provide as many training resources as possible to meet our nonprofit partners' resiliency and long-term sustainability needs during these trying times and beyond.
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