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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 […]

September 24, 2019

Suicide, The Numbers

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and at JKBF we believe both facts and perspective are important in understanding the complex and devastating condition we are working to prevent. The pain of suicide touches all of us, and losses of high-profile celebrities and mental health advocates have shown that suicide can affect anyone. Suicide is a […]

September 04, 2019

Connecting on Jamie’s Birthday

Wait for Me, by POBA artist Jamie Bernard Warm greetings from the James Kirk Bernard Foundation, and welcome to our eNews, Create-Connect-Contribute. I’m Liz Bell, the new Executive Director of JKBF, and I am pleased to be able to honor Jamie’s memory and contribute to the important work of the foundation. Today at JKBF we […]

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 25, 2016

Remembering Jamie Today

The family of Jamie remembers him on this day, the anniversary of his death on January 25, 2010. Jamie left us with memories we hold in our hearts and a creative legacy we can enjoy into the future. We are proud of who he was and only wish he were still with us. Please take […]

May 20, 2014

James Kirk Bernard Foundation Launches Virtual Cultural Arts Center

POBA – Where The Arts  Live, a new, fully-digital online arts community celebrating the enduring power of creativity, is now open to the public. POBA’s nonprofit mission is to preserve, display and promote the creative legacies of talented 20th and 21st century artists who passed away without recognition of the full measure and impact of […]