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 September 2016. At the September 15 board meeting, trustees asked for several minor changes and clarifications to the foundation’s guidelines. In addition to the added requirements for sponsorship requests (added in April 2016), we have attempted to clarify several issues dealing with repeat applications and timing.

All applicants are urged to review the guidelines before making an application. We urge applicants to call or email us with questions before investing a great deal of time with an abstract and a proposal.

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

The Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation
September 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