Educational Institutions

Bruce J. Heim Foundation

  • Metairie, LA
  • brucejheimfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Bruce J. Heim Foundation was established in 1986 to provide financial assistance to causes which will help people, especially young individuals or small groups, who have demonstrated potential for excellence in an area of interest. The Foundation hopes that such assistance will allow the recipients to improve, develop and concentrate on their talents, thus providing additional impetus for future success. It also hopes to nurture a spirit of gratitude and reciprocity in the recipients that will stimulate them to support, and become involved in, similar philanthropic causes.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.
  3. The Seeing Eye, Inc
  4. Core Element, Inc.
  5. Baltimore Law Links
  6. Tulane University
  7. Jefferson Dollars for Scholars
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve all areas of the United States.

ruling year

1988

Principal Officer since 1987

Self-reported

Mrs. Barbara H. Pailet

Keywords

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scholarships,program assistance,education,health related,animal related

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Also Known As

The Heim Foundation

EIN

13-3389060

Physical Address

3421 N. Causeway Blvd. Suite 701

Metairie, 70002

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Heim Foundation has been intimately involved in building the FIRST Robotics program in Louisiana.  We are helping to change the way science and math are taught in Louisiana.  We continue to support educational, cultural and social programs that impact young people nationwide.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

The Bruce J. Heim Foundation is not an operating foundation. We provide funding for scholarships and a number of special projects at major universities, independent secondary schools and other institutions. We are actively involved in extra-curricular educational programs such as robotics, enrichment activities and a like. Special projects have included work with hospitals, animal related services and health related causes where the programs impact the quality of life for individuals.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

FIRST Louisiana-Mississippi, Inc.

This organization helps to organize teams and competitions for students in Louisiana using the FIRST Robotics program.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 3

The Seeing Eye, Inc

The Seeing Eye is a premier program dedicated to providing self-sufficiency to sight impaired people. Our funding is dedicated to providing scholarships for students tasked with training dogs to be guides.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Blind and Vision Impaired

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000

Program 4

Core Element, Inc.

Core Element is an organization dedicated to helping train teachers to bring hands-on, inquiry based STEM teaching to their students.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$3,000

Program 5

Baltimore Law Links

Funding is provided for appropriate attire for interns preparing for summer jobs at law firms.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$2,500

Program 6

Tulane University

1. Summer Scholar Program: This is a summer course that allows exceptional students the opportunity to take college level science courses while still in secondary school.
2. GIST Day: This is a day focused on showing girls what is available to them in the fields of science and technology.
3. Center for Public Service: This grant funds the salary of two Fellows to work in helping students have good experiences while fulfilling their required public service.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$10,000

Program 7

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

Scholarship help for graduating secondary students

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$2,800

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

We serve all areas of the United States.

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THE BRUCE J. HEIM FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Dec 01-Nov 30

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Operations

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Bruce J. Heim Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Barbara H. Pailet

BIO

Barbara H. Pailet of Metairie, Louisiana, has served as executive director of The Bruce J. Heim Foundation since its inception. She worked closely with Mr. Heim, her brother, to define the foundation's mission and operation. The foundation takes a personal interest in the projects and students funded. A primary aim of the foundation is to make a positive impact on the life of those students funded helping them to become academically successful and aware of the benefits of philanthropy. Mrs. Pailet graduated Cum Laude from Tulane/Newcomb College with a BA in English and the Delta Kappa Gamma Award in Education. She taught secondary school, served as administrator of an accounting firm and remains active in volunteer activities. Mrs. Pailet is a former National Vice President of Hadassah.  She has been the recipient of the Jewish Federation's Outstanding Young Leader Award, was recognized as an Outstanding Young American Woman, was named Woman of Valor of the New Orleans Chapter of Hadassah and was awarded the Outstanding Commitment Award from FIRST Robotics.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Heim Foundation gives a special ear to projects that help young people to help themselves.  We have increasingly looked to provide matching grants to organizations in an effort to maximize our effectiveness."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Barbara Pailet

No affiliation

Term: Nov 1987 - Nov

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