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Aera Energy Fund at Kern Community Foundation to support community COVID-19 relief

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 20:48:24-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Amid growing COVID-19 concerns, the Aera Energy Fund at Kern Community Foundation have committed $100,000 to the Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Relief Fund was created to support community needs in human services, health, housing and education. The fund will also give grants to nonprofits whom provide support to residents and families in Kern County.

The online grant application will be live tomorrow here.

"Grants from the Relief Fund will be available to local nonprofits through an abbreviated grant process and are available to support a variety of efforts including:
• Assistance for nonprofits serving vulnerable populations with basic needs (food, housing, living expenses, transportation costs, etc.) related to job layoffs and/or unemployment
• Assistance for nonprofit organizations experiencing staffing and/or volunteer gaps due to quarantines and social distancing
• Assistance for nonprofit organizations with financial planning and resilience"

Grants are expected to range between $5,000 to $30,000 and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until resources run out.

Those wishing to contribute to the Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund can make a secure tax-deductible donation online; by mailing a check to Kern Community Foundation, 3300 Truxtun Ave., Suite 220, Bakersfield, 93301, specify
Kern County COVID-19 Relief Fund” in the memo; and by phone using a major credit card.

Call (661) 325-5346 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.