The Sanford & Irene Burnstein Family Foundation is dedicated to promoting an individual's highest potential through initiatives that enrich the community, support human services, promote social justice, and are inclusive of all.
The Foundation contributes primarily to Tulsa and Tulsa-area programs which promote community well-being, education and self-sufficiency, health, the advancement of human rights, the arts, and the Jewish community.
Through the Foundation’s work with community partners, innovation and inclusivity are key to breaking cycles of inequity. The Foundation stands in solidarity and side by side with all who seek to end discrimination, racism, bigotry, and injustice. Together, we will make Tulsa stronger and more vibrant for all of its citizens.
The Foundation was established by Stan & Irene Burnstein to improve the lives of individuals and families. Irene, a lifelong Tulsan, and Stan, who was raised in Chicago, made Tulsa their home, built a business, and raised their family here. Their mission is to create hope and opportunity for those less fortunate through the family Foundation.
Funding requests submitted after September 15, 2023, will be deferred to 2024.
If you are submitting an EMERGENCY funding request in 2023 or have a TIME-SENSITIVE request, please make this clear in your submission so the Foundation may consider it in a timely manner.
Please look around the website to learn more about the Foundation's work and funding guidelines. As always, please reach out with any questions.