James Kirk Bernard Foundation

A nonprofit organization

In an effort to prevent suicidal behaviors and suffering, JKBF fosters scientific exploration, connections, and research into the biological, environmental, and lifestyle contributors to suicide risk. Please help us identify modifiable factors that can provide additional insights into saving lives.


Our organization works to save lives by furthering knowledge of and creating awareness around biological contributors to suicide. As we promote investigation and share research findings, we spread the word that there are additional tools to building resilience and reducing the stress that leads to suicidal behaviors.

Self care is essential, #mindbodyconnect, #mentalhealthisnotallinyourhead, and #biologymatters!


The James Kirk Bernard Foundation (JKBF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on prevention of suicidal behaviors through scientific research into the bio-environmental contributors to suicide risk, support and services for those at risk of mental health and suicidal challenges, and programs fostering creative expression through artistic legacies.

Background Statement

The James Kirk Bernard Foundation (JKBF) honors the life, work, and passions of Jamie Bernard, a kind, creative, and brave young man who lived his life with generous humor and quiet courage until the day he died from suicide. JKBF was founded in his honor and works to prevent suicide loss as well as to preserve creative legacies through poba.org.

Organization Data


Organization name

James Kirk Bernard Foundation

other names


Tax id (EIN)



Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Organization Size

Small Organization


PO Box 3562
Basalt, CO 81621


PO Box 3562
Basalt , CO 81621

Service areas

Eagle County, CO, US