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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...

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 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.

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.

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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The mission of the Family Support Council is to provide Education, Prevention, and Intervention services to support growth and development of healthy families.

Family Support Council  has been serving residents for over thirty years. As a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization, they provide a wide variety of confidential and free support, resources, referrals, and educational services. They advocate for victims of violence as well as provide shelter for adult and child victims. We provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, or traumatic brain injuries. Emergency family resources are always free of charge.

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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.

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 school offers a full range of academic and support services targeted to children with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, along with ADHD, ADD and high functioning autism. 

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 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.

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.

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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 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. 

The Partnership of Community Resources is connecting for a caring community by providing a network of citizens, businesses, and agencies for cooperation, planning and interaction to maximize resources and address the changing needs of our community through substance abuse prevention and wellness promotion.

An outdoor experiential program based upon the Wilderness Therapy model, which allows self-regard. Participants develop competencies; learn life skills, teamwork skills and leadership training that will assist them in the future. It also provides a diagnostic tool, along with great counseling opportunities. This program includes activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, trail construction, snow shoeing, and cross country skiing. 

Bishop Community Concerts Association offers an outreach program to K-12 students in Inyo and Mono Counties. This program encourages interest and appreciation of performing arts. Select artists provide an outreach program for students during the school day. The outreach program provides the opportunity for local youth to experience live performing arts in a setting that is both fun and educational....

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.

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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.

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