Foundation Favors Humanities, Health, Public Affairs

Private Funder: F.M. Kirby Foundation; Opportunity: 2016-17 grants; Funding Focus: Education, health and medicine, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, welfare and youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits (schools and youth groups are encouraged to apply); Funding: The foundation distributed $20 million in grants last year; Deadline: Oct. 31.

Summary: The F.M. Kirby Foundation distributes a hefty number of grants each year for a wide variety of programs. The purpose of this program is to support organizations in a range of areas; priority is given to organizations in or near New Jersey. Schools, youth groups and colleges are always well represented on the annual awards listing of foundation giving.  For example, the foundation gave $770,000 to Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ, last year for the Kirby Science Center Endowment Fund. All requests should be sent to F. M. Kirby Foundation, 17 DeHart St., PO Box 151, Morristown, NJ 07963-0151.

Info:; William Byrnes, foundation vice president, 973/538-4800.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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