Welcome

The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation was created in 1968 to provide grants in support of charitable, educational, literary, religious, scientific purposes or, for the prevention of cruelty to children. By policy, the Foundation limits grants to non-profit organizations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the home of Grace and Franklin Bernsen for more than six decades.


Our guidelines have been revised in April 2016. We have added a section dealing with event sponsorship requests – which have become a growing challenge. It is not unusual to receive as many as ten event invitations each month – far more than the foundation can support. Agencies seeking foundation support are urged to discuss potential sponsorship requests with foundation staff before submitting a request.

We urge potential applicants to review our grant guidelines before submitting a proposal. Applications, for a grant or event sponsorships, that do not conform to the required format will not be considered.

We welcome questions about the foundation and potential applications. Again, we urge applicants to ask those questions before investing time in the application process. Phone calls (918-584-4711) and emails (info@bernsen.org) are encouraged.

The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation
April 2016




The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation

15 West 6th Street, Suite 1308
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119-5407
(918) 584-4711 (918) 584-4713 Fax info@bernsen.org