Grants

April 09, 2021

Inspirational Stories from Students and TMI Project at Bard College

Last month we were awed and inspired as we participated in a viewing of the virtual performances of the students at Bard who created their mental health stories in conjunction with the storytelling facilitators at the TMI Project. TMI Project seeks to raise awareness and amplify the voices of those who have inspiring stories to share about […]

March 03, 2021

A Look Back on the Active Minds ‘Here to Stay.’ National Conference

Once again, JKBF was pleased to support the good work happening at the 3-day Active Minds National Conference, which took place in virtual form in February and was especially important in this time of the disruptions of the pandemic. This conference covered a wide of range of mental health topics and resources to #changetheconversation about […]

November 20, 2020

Grant to Bard College helps students address Mental Health Concerns & Stigma

Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to colleges everywhere,  JKBF is pleased to share that an exciting mental health and creativity initiative in partnership with Bard College will continue. In years past, JKBF has funded grants to Jamie’s alma mater, Bard College, for scholarship and library funding, as well as outreach and counseling opportunities for […]

January 17, 2020

Bringing SLEEP to college with Active Minds

We are pleased to again sponsor the Active Minds National Conference, where college students and their support teams gather to learn strategies that help to change the conversation around mental health and prevent suicide.  In collaboration with Active Minds, we are also thrilled to bring our #mindbodyconnect message to these students through speakers Birdie Cunningham and Roxanne Prichard, PhD from […]

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 […]