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.


Thank you for your patience while we are remodeling our office. The project is nearly finished and we are moving back in to our new space beginning on February 19. It will be a while before everything is where it should be but we are pretty much operational. Once everything is compete, you are welcome to stop by and visit.

Guidelines, last posted here in September 2016 have been revised. We hope the changes and additions in the new Resources section of the Grant Guidelines page will make the application planning and submission process easier and more effective. If an applicant is seeking event sponsorship funds, the agency should review the appropriate section of these guidelines before submitting a request. Sponsorship requests that do not meet our guidelines will not be acknowledged or reviewed.

We urge applicants to contact us with questions before investing a great deal of time with an abstract and a proposal. Applications that are not responsive to our guidelines will not be shared with foundation trustees.

Questions should be directed to David Zemel at 918-584-4711 or to david@bernsen.org

The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation
February 2018




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