Support & Services

Active Minds

Since 2010, JKBF has supported the work of Active Minds, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization for mental health awareness and education for students and young adults ages 14–25. JKBF grants have provided sponsorship of and student scholarships for the Active Minds annual conference; funding for online data sharing, webinar, and training platforms; and recent support for the preparation of evidence-based best practice guidelines for colleges based on an evaluation of Active Minds’ programs published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Bard College

In recognition of Jamie’s attachment to his alma mater, Bard College, a liberal arts and sciences institution that inspires curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to civic participation, JKBF has provided annual grants to the college. These grants have supported the Class of 2010 Scholarship Fund; the Let’s Talk counseling outreach program and peer counselors; and on campus guest speakers with relevance to mental health. Past speakers have included author Andrew Solomon (Noonday Demon) and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison. Facilities grants have provided upkeep of the Bard Cemetery and expanded library resources.


Funding was provided to Oberlin College (Jamie’s brother Fred’s alma mater) in support of mental wellness activities and campus resources, speakers related to mental health and suicide prevention, and scholarships for attendance at the Active Minds Conference.