Our Charity


The Association of Petroleum Women pride our-self in our community contribution and charity work resulting in more than $312 500 in donations over the past 16 years!!!!

APW Charity Nominations for 2022-2023

Congratulations to our nominated charities. There were only two nominations properly submitted for consideration. They are

Critters without Litters and Kern County Cancer Foundation (Info Below)

Voting Instructions:

You may vote for one charity by written ballot on November 17th at the Patio Shoppe at our regularly scheduled meeting or by email.  An email vote (1) must be sent to the Second Vice President from the members email address on file with APW and (2) received by the Second Vice President at least twenty-four (24) prior to the vote. Email votes must be sent to KayBell75@gmail.com before 6:00pm on November 16th.


You may vote for one charity:

Critter without Litters

Critters without Litters is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides high-volume, high-quality, spay/neuter services. We seek to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets in Kern County through strong alliances with the community, local business and nonprofit organizations to increase the number of cats and dogs that are spayed or neutered, while promoting animal health and safety within our community.

Kern County Cancer Foundation

The Kern County Cancer Foundation was established to assist local patients with significant expenses related to cancer care.

Before the establishment of the KCCF cancer patients had to choose between paying for their mortgage or paying for treatment. Local oncologists and community members rallied together to start KCCF in 2012 to eliminate the financial burden brought on by a cancer diagnosis.

Kern County is challenged with a lack of treatment facilities for children diagnosed with cancer. Recognizing the need, KCCF began transporting children to and from treatment facilities in 2020 and providing financial assistance to qualified families.

Who will be the next Charity APW is supporting this year 2022/2023?

Past Charities 

2021/2022 – Casa Esperanza

2019/2020 – Jim Burke Education Foundation – Ford Dream Builders

2018/2019 – ADAKC – Alzheimers Disease Association of Kern County Inc.

2017/2018 – The Lee and Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women and Children

2015/2016—The Mission at Kern County

2014/2015—Wounded Hero/Honor Flight

2013/2014—Wounded Hero

2012/2013—CALM, Garden Pathways, Warmline

2011/2012—Brain Injury Association

2010/2011—Bakersfield Community Theatre, Kern Adult Literacy

2009/2010—Kern County Chapter Multiple Sclerosis, Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Alpha Canine Sanctuary/The Cat People