The James Kirk Bernard Foundation focuses on program areas that represent how Jamie lived, as well as how he died. Learn more about the research, programs, grants, and services funded in each program area.

Suicide Scientific Research

In an effort to prevent suicidal behaviors and suffering, the foundation fosters scientific exploration, connections, and research into the biological, environmental, and lifestyle contributors to suicide risk.

Support & Services

We support organizations providing services, education, and advocacy for those at risk of mental health and suicidal challenges, with a concentration on young adults and students. Jamie’s memory is honored with support for student programs at his alma mater, Bard College.

Creative Expression

Honoring the creative passions of Jamie Bernard, the preservation and sharing of artistic legacies happens at POBA | Where the Arts Live.