Bernhardt Foundation seeks applications for grants


PROVIDENCE – Are you affiliated with a Jewish nonprofit organization in need of grant funds?  If so, consider submitting a grant request to the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation.

Established in 2005 under the wills of the late Helene and Bertram Bernhardt, the Foundation’s mission is to support nonprofit organizations, with a specific preference given to Jewish nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island and to nonprofit organizations that Helene and Bertram Bernhardt supported during their lives.

Since its founding, the Foundation has distributed over $4 million to such nonprofit organizations as Camp JORI, Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Alliance/JCC, Jewish Family Service, Brown RISD Hillel and URI Hillel, Jewish Seniors Agency and many others. The Trustees are always on the lookout for new opportunities.

This year, the Trustees expect to award approximately $400,000 in new grants, distributing the funds next May.

To receive the guidelines and application form for the grants, contact Samuel Zurier, Secretary of the Foundation, at 55 Dorrance St., Suite 400, Providence, RI 02903 or . 

The deadline to submit applications for the current grant cycle is Dec. 1, 2018.