F. M. Kirby Foundation Grant

F. M. Kirby Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $9,000,000

Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: District of Columbia, Counties in New Jersey: Essex County, Morris County, New York County, New York, Durham County, North Carolina, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Arlington County, Virginia Other eligible locations: District of Columbia, Counties in California: Sacramento County, San Diego County, San Francisco County, El Paso County, Colorado Show all

Location of residency: Preferred: District of Columbia, Counties in New Jersey: Essex County, Morris County, Counties in New York: Herkimer County, New York County, Durham County, North Carolina, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Arlington County, Virginia Other eligible locations: District of Columbia, Counties in California: Sacramento County, San Diego County, San Francisco County, El Paso County, Colorado Show all

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Overview:

NOTE: Unsolicited requests should be in the form of a letter of inquiry. Solicitations will be accepted throughout the year and grants issued at convenient intervals thereafter. Solicitations received after October 31st will be held for consideration the following year.

Philosophy & Mission

The F. M. Kirby Foundation aims effectively to manage and utilize that which has been entrusted to it over multiple generations of the Kirby family. It strives to make thoughtful and prudent philanthropic commitments to highly selective grantee partners. The goal is to invest in opportunities that foster self-reliance or otherwise create strong, healthy communities.

The Board of Directors recognizes that achieving its philanthropic aspirations takes time, effort and perseverance that often result in sustained funding relationships.

The F.M. Kirby Foundation is a family foundation. Its grantees are largely in geographic areas of particular interest to five generations of family members and, in many cases, are organizations with which family members have been associated.

Scope

The F. M. Kirby Foundation is a family foundation. Its grantees are largely in geographic areas of particular interest to five generations of Kirby family members and, in many cases, are organizations with which family members have been associated. Successful new applicants tend to be organizations already well known to one or more of the directors of the Foundation, and/or other members of the family.

Interests

Foundation grants are made to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in education, health and medicine, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, as well as religious, welfare and youth organizations. 

The Foundation supports a number of national medical research and service organizations and public policy organizations espousing the Foundation’s fundamental beliefs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Ineligibility:

  • No grants are made to individuals.
  • No grants are made to public foundations which would, as a result thereof, become private foundations.
  • No loans are made.
  • No grants are made to underwrite fund-raising activities such as benefits, dinners, theater or sporting events.
  • No annual report is published.
  • No solicitations by FAX or e-mail are accepted.