Grants

December 02, 2019

JKBF’s Grant to Bard College supports Mental Health Initiatives

Bard College recently shared an update on their implementation of JKBF’s 2018 grant, which is funded in honor of Jamie by donations made by the Bernard family. One of Jamie’s favorite places at Bard was the library, and upgrades to library services this year provided new opportunities for students to step back from their work […]

October 14, 2019

JKBF Funds Evidence-Based Guidelines through Active Minds to Reduce Stigma, Support Awareness, and Foster Intervention

Since 2010 JKBF has been funding the work of Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. Focusing on reducing stigma and helping high school and college students know about mental health strategies and resources, Active Minds has grown to more than 450 student-led chapters across the nation […]

January 25, 2019

Announcing 2018 Grant Awards

In remembrance of the passing of Jamie Bernard on January 25, 2010, the James Kirk Bernard Foundation (JKBF) is pleased to announce its December 2018 grant funding to Active Minds and Bard College. Active Minds (activeminds.org) is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students and young adults ages 14–25. […]

January 05, 2012

2012 Grant Support For Active Minds, changing the conversation…

  The Foundation will provide a grant of $20,000 to Active Minds.  Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.  By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ […]

December 01, 2011

2011 Grant to Bard College

A $15,000 grant will be awarded to Bard College which will be used for initiatives like Let’s Talk where members of the Counseling Center go out to popular campus gathering spaces and hold drop-in sessions for all students; support of the Bard Active Minds chapter, and mental health peer counselors. In addition, funding will be used for […]

March 01, 2011

2011 Grants to Active Minds and Oberlin

The Foundation will provide a grant of $10,000 to Active Minds.  Active Minds is a rapidly growing network of thousands of college students working towards one goal: to create campuses where students feel encouraged to speak openly about mental health and seek help. Active Minds takes a grassroots approach to changing the conversation about mental health […]

September 30, 2010

JKBF Provides Support for Active Minds and Extreme Sports Camp in 2010

2010 The Foundation will provide a grant of $10,000 to Active Minds.  This grant will support the development of an Interactive Program Bank, support one Chapter Coordinator Sustainability trip and provide scholarships for the organization’s annual conference.  The Active Minds Interactive Program Bank is an online resource where college chapters from across the country can share […]

May 01, 2010

JKBF makes first grant to Bard College Scholarship Fund

The James Kirk Bernard Foundation’s first grant since its inception in February 2010 will go to the Bard College Class of 2010 Scholarship Fund. The fund was established by the graduating senior class to provide scholarships to rising seniors unable to complete their education due to financial hardship. The fund honors the memory of the three […]