The F. M. Kirby Foundation Board of Trustees announced 227 grants totaling $13.2 million were made in 2019 to nonprofit organizations working to foster self-reliance and create strong, healthy communities.
“2019 was an exciting and transitional year for us – exciting in that we invested in a couple significant, transformative capital projects outside our home state, specifically a Pre-K through 12 school with family connections in Durham, NC and a health clinic in a rural town in upstate NY, while also keeping to our core mission of general operating support to many long-term grantee partners in New Jersey and elsewhere,” stated S. Dillard Kirby, President. “It was transitionary in that we continued long-term planning by hiring Justin J. Kiczek as Executive Vice President in September, developing our full team here, and engaging our family’s next generation to a larger degree around the board table.”
Some 97 grants totaling over $5.3 million were awarded to New Jersey-based nonprofit organizations working to make a direct impact on people’s lives throughout the state, 64 of which, totaling $3.4 million, supported work in Morris County, the Foundation’s home county. Additional grants totaling $7.9 million supported organizations in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina, regions connected to Kirby family members, as well as national nonprofits largely based in Washington D.C. and New York City.