Bernick Family Foundation
Bernick's has a proud tradition of supporting the communities in which we serve by supporting organizations that reflect the family’s core values, while providing leadership in responding to emerging community needs. In addition to the Company's direct support, many of our Team Members volunteer their time and talents with schools, civic groups, non-profit organizations, youth groups and local elected boards.
In addition to competitive grants, the Bernick Family Foundation provides ongoing support to a number of nonprofits, including:
- Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts
- CentraCare Health Foundation
- St. Cloud Technical and Community College Foundation
- United Way of Central Minnesota
- Central Minnesota Community Foundation
- College of St. Scholastica
Bernick’s has funded the following:
- $40,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland for renovation and furnishing for the Teen Center that serves 1,350 youth.
- $25,000 to the GREAT Theatre for the Bernick’s GREAT Theatre 2013-14 School Matinee Series.
- $20,000 to Catholic Charities for Cultivating Youth program that provides experiential learning gardening experiences for youth at the St. Cloud Children’s Home.
- $20,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota to implement Diplomas to Degrees, a college readiness program that helps youth from ages 13-18 to work toward high school graduation and prepare for college and careers.
- $12,000 to Serve Minnesota to provide one-on-one tutoring to 120 students in kindergarten through third grade students at Madison, Talahi, and Discovery elementary schools in St. Cloud.
- $11,500 to the Cardinal Athletic Foundation to enhance gym and outdoor facilities at Alexandria High School.
- $9,000 to the Minnesota Children’s Museum for Smart Play Spot, a three-dimensional, interactive early literacy learning environment that it will install at the Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud.
- $7,500 to Best Prep to provide scholarships for students in the Dresser area to participate in the Minnesota Business Venture business and career development camp program.
- $5,000 to the Granite City Gearheads program at Apollo High School for kits that students use to design and construct a robot and compete at the Robotics Competition.
Find more information on the Bernick Family Foundation at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation website.