The Bardini Foundation was established in July of 1997, three weeks after the tragic death of Allan Bard in a climbing accident on the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

The foundation became a sole proprietorship on January 1, 1998.

On February 20, 2001, the State of California endorsed and filed the Articles of Incorporation for Bardini Foundation, Inc. and later on August 1, 2001 California granted Bardini Foundation, Inc. tax exempt status under the Tax and Revenue Code Section 23701d.

In a letter dated March 12, 2002, the Internal Revenue Service granted the foundation exemption from federal income tax under section 501 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501 (c) (3). Donors may deduct contributions as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.,Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at filing cust.html,or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (a) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (b) fax: (202)690-7442; or (c) email:

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer