F.m. Kirby Foundation
The family Foundation was created by Fred Morgan Kirby, a five-and-dime merchant who became one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Company. Grants are made to a wide range of nonprofits in education, health and medicine, the arts and humanities, civic and public affairs, as well religious, welfare, and youth organizations. Grantees are located 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. Successful new applicants tend to be organizations already well known to one or more of the Foundationís directors and/or other members of the family. Community service organizations, volunteer service programs, youth and other local organizations outside geographic areas of particular interest (which primarily include Morris County, NJ; Raleigh/Durham, NC; and Wilkes-Barre, PA) are unlikely to receive grants. The Foundation supports a number of national medical and service organizations and public policy organizations espousing the Foundationís fundamental beliefs. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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