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Berger North Foundation's Featured Grantees 


Berger North Foundation's grantees are our chosen agents of change. The nonprofit community is the place where the real work happens. Creating relationships with our grantees, strengthens the foundation’s ability to have an impact.


Get to know the nonprofit organizations we support, check out their websites, and get involved.



The Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans. Key programs include: - Living exhibits of marine life from Monterey Bay and beyond - Free education programs for more than 80,000 schoolchildren and educators each year - Scientific research involving threatened ocean species, including sea otters, tunas and white sharks - Seafood Watch, which works to transform the seafood market so it favors sustainable fisheries...

The F.I.S.H mission isto  provide food, clothing, shelter and medical aid to the homeless and hungry within our community, with the objective to provide programs and referrals to families and​ individuals so they may become self-sufficient. FISH is dedicated to serving the homeless and hungry in our community. 

The Nevada Humane Society is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1932. It was originally created to address the horrible suffering of local stray animals, which were systematically rounded up and held in a giant pen “out in the country” on Glendale Avenue. Through the tireless efforts of Enid Johnson and Genevra Kimpton, the City of Reno finally recognized the need for a higher standard — and the Nevada Humane Society was born.

Douglas High School students will have opportunities to achieve their potential and to graduate as competent, life-long learners who continue to grow as productive citizens.


Students use of technology provided through the Occupational Education programs build work related, employable skills while exposing them to post High School opportunities available, both existing and emerging.

The Douglas Center for Hope and Healing helps children, teens and families in Northern Nevada cope with the loss of a loved one. They give children and their families many opportunities for sharing and self expression in healthy, positive ways.

I.C.A. believes that arts create a language that connects all people and enriches lives. They are dedicated to advancing the arts in Inyo County by promoting appreciation, education, and collaboration. ICA brings quality programs and new experiences to their community. They provide a venue for local artists to show their work, for musicians to perform, and for the community to gather in appreciation of the arts.

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The mission of the Family Support Council is to provide Education, Prevention, and Intervention services to support growth and development of healthy families. They provide a wide variety of confidential and free support, resources, referrals, and educational services as well as emergency shelter for adult and child victims of domestic, sexual, and family, stalking dating violence.

The mission of The Fletcher Street Urban Riding is to save and restore this historical, important facet of Philadelphia's community, and most importantly, its children. Fletcher Street's horse community is for many children, the only safe place to be mentored, to feel good about themselves, to learn important lessons in responsibility, discipline and reward. Many of the boys that frequent Fletcher Street have little to no support in life and the men on Fletcher Street have consistently taken it upon themselves to provide a positive environment and some facet of stability for those kids that have none. Fletcher Street is determined to preserve its legacy, children and horses.










The mission of the Children’s Burn Foundation is to prevent the pain & trauma of burn injuries to children, to heal & give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically & socially. They provide state-of-the-art reconstructive treatment, emergency family assistance, survivor & family camps, counseling, teen support programs, prevention & education programs.

Established in 1874 as Nevada's land grant university. In that historical role, the University has emerged as a nationally and internationally recognized, comprehensive, doctoral-granting institution of higher education. Many students are forced to choose between quality and affordability. At the University of Nevada, Reno you can have both. Students pay 80 percent less than at the average Tier 1 institution.

Chamber Music Unbound is a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization dedicated to providing outstanding classical music performances and music education to the growing populations of Mono and Inyo counties. CMU offers a variety of activities for children and adults which nurture the love for music in people of all ages and backgrounds.

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to provide an educational program for young men and women to build character, train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develop personal fitness.

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Foundations can achieve their philanthropic purposes only through the work of their grantees. Our success as a grant maker is dependent on our grantees’ success. Berger North Foundation sees itself as a partner with the organizations we fund and as one piece of the whole puzzle in order to get the best results.

The work at The Bay is centered on creating opportunities for youth to connect them with positive activities, positive adults & the community. The Bay defines its work in terms of building core values, supportive structures and skill sets in youth. The goal of this strength-based work is to nurture resilience, shape competencies, teach tangible career skills, encourage independence, form positive support systems and inspire hope for the future.

The mission of Imagine LA is to empower families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Imagine LA harnesses the power of volunteer mentorship teams (from faith communities, companies and other committed organizations) and existing community resources to empower families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.










The mission of The Frostig Center is to improve the lives of children with learning disabilities through an integrated program of primary research, profession development and consultation, and the Frostig School. 

The mission of the Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped is to promote an independent and fulfilling lifestyle for each client with developmental disabilities. It is IMAH’s purpose to provide programs and services to help the developmentally disabled adults in their quest to move towards a plan of self-support. 

Aspire Academy

Aspire Academy High School is an independent, alternative high school; offering another public high school option to students who live in Douglas County. ASPIRE is an acronym for All Students Pursuing Integrity, Responsibility and Education.  The school highlights character education, service to the community, and credit recovery.

Sierra Summer Festival has presented classical symphonic concerts and programs of the highest artistic excellence to audiences in Mammoth Lakes and Eastern Sierra. The Sierra Summer Festival continues to strengthen the performing arts movement and vibrant arts community in the mountain community of Mammoth Lakes.

The aim of Laws Railroad Museum is to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civic, literary and ecclesiastical history of their area, and to establish and maintain collections.

IMACA was created to work with and serve low-income residents of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine Counties in California. It is the mission of Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc., to empower low-income people, to advocate for their needs, and to find and maintain a healthy lifestyle by breaking the cycle of poverty.    

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