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Kern Health Systems’ Community Grant Program Celebrates 6 Years of Serving Community Based Organizations throughout Kern County

Community news | Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Contact: Jacquelyn Jans

Bakersfield, CA: The Kern Health Systems’ Community Grant Program awards financial grants to local non-profit organizations devoted to improving the lives of Kern County residents. This year marks the 6th Anniversary of the Community Based Program. Over $435,000 has been given out to #88 different community organizations serving those in need in Kern County.

In recognition of the essential role that community organizations play, the Community Grant Program supports and encourages innovative efforts to bring beneficial services to our community. Each year the Community Grant Program grows both in the number of community organization applicants and range of services the Community Grant Program supports.

Examples of some of the programs the Kern Health Systems’ Community Grant Program proudly supported this year include: Apple Core Project, Brooklynn’s Box, Kern County Network for Children (The Dream Center), Kern River Valley Family Resource Center, Mercy House Living Centers, Self Help Enterprises, Transformations by Bakersfield Angels, The Blessing Corner and Thumbs Up Cancer Down, along with many more.

Doug Hayward, CEO of Kern Health Systems, stated, “This 6th year anniversary represents a proud moment for Kern Family Health Care in that we are able to help fund multiple, diverse programs that support organizations that serve the most vulnerable members in our Community.”

About Kern Health Systems
Kern Health Systems, the County Health Authority, is an independent public agency that governs Kern Family Health Care, the Health Plan of more than #300,000 members. As a public entity, Kern Health Systems’ mission is dedicated to improving the health status of our members through an integrated managed health care delivery system.

For more information, please contact: Jacque Jans at 661-332-6025.