Our Reach


The Sanford and Irene Burnstein Foundation supports primarily Tulsa-based organizations whose work improves quality of life. The reach of our support extends to organizations that add value and benefit to the lives of those less fortunate or enhance inclusive community livability. From school-based reading, career training programs and enhanced higher education learning to support the cultural assets of Tulsa, the Foundation’s reach is diverse and growing.



What's the Mission? 

Street School is a non-profit alternative education and counseling program that transforms lives by building healthy minds, creating opportunities, and preparing students for the future.

Why We Love Their Work

The four pillars of Street School’s guiding principles are:

  • Mutual Respect
  • Personal Accountability
  • Direct Communication
  • Community

Adhering to these principles helps ensure a peaceful, safe atmosphere, a cohesive environment and an enriching learning experience. To ensure that each student receives a quality education, each student is required to read and agree to the four guiding principles.

Learn More and Get Involved! 

Follow along with Street School's work HERE

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If you want to donate to Street School click HERE

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our reach


Irene & Dan Burnstein attended the groundbreaking of Pathways to Hope as part of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission on May 30, 2019. The Pathway to Hope will connect the Greenwood Cultural Center, on the north side of the IDL, with John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, about two blocks away on the south side of the freeway. The groundbreaking was part of the annual John Hope Franklin Symposium’s community walk, which began in the park named for Franklin and roughly circled the old Greenwood neighborhood. For more information on the Pathway to Hope and the Commission, click HERE


A New Leaf

For nearly 40 years, A New Leaf has been one of the leading agencies for individuals with disabilities to receive life skills and vocational training. As key founders of the program, Stan and Irene have been devoted to A New Leaf’s growth and sustainability. Currently, there are 24,000 individuals with disabilities living in the Tulsa area. A New Leaf remains committed to assisting these challenged individuals with training, job development, and independent living.

Find out more about A New Leaf's work HERE


The Sanford Burnstein Education Fund

The Sanford Burnstein Education Fund at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum was established in 2014 to honor and celebrate Stan Burnstein. The purpose of the Fund is to provide programs that support a focus on science technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for students across the metropolitan area. Working in cooperation with the Oklahoma Innovation Institute’s STEM Alliance, the Education Fund at the Museum seeks to spark an interest in aviation and aerospace careers for elementary students.

Find out more about the education fund and TASM HERE

Sanford & Irene Burnstein Foundation 4110 S Rockford, Suite 200 Tulsa, OK 74105 US

contact@burnsteinfoundation.com (918) 749-1140