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Mission Statement

The Grace & Franklin Bernsen Foundation's mission is to enhance the health and social welfare needs of everyone in our community


15 W 6th St, Suite 1308
Tulsa, OK 74119

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Grace & Franklin Bernsen Foundation

Supporting the charitable, educational, literary, religious, scientific purposes and the prevention of cruelty to children.

A Generous Gift From the Grace & Franklin Bernsen Foundation

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.

And through their generous gift of financial support, Voices of Oklahoma can continue to fulfill our education-focused mission: providing Oklahoma’s future generations with access to the voices, lives, and experiences of the influential Oklahomans that came before them.

The Impact of the Grace & Frankline Bernsen Foundation's Giving

We’re eternally grateful for their continued support and generosity. Made possible by their giving, we’re creating the future of historical education in Oklahoma through:

Collecting and preserving the oral histories of influential Oklahomans

Offering the entire library of our oral histories & site content available for free

Making our resources easy for students & educators to find and use in their work

Become a Sponsor of Our Mission

By becoming an official sponsor, you help us preserve Oklahoma’s history while creating a rich and fulfilling education for the next generation of Oklahoma’s students.