The James Kirk Bernard Foundation focuses on prevention of suicidal behaviors through scientific research into the bio-environmental contributors to suicide risk, and support and services for those at risk of mental health and suicidal challenges.

In honoring the passions of Jamie Bernard, the foundation supports his alma mater Bard College, and programs fostering creative expression — in particular the preservation and sharing of artistic legacies through our program POBA: Where the Arts Live.

The foundation funds programs, grants and services in the areas of science, supports and services, and life expression: