Grants Made in Grants Awarded - 2017
Arts, Culture, Humanities $1,439,500
American Ballet Theatre
Carolina Ballet, Inc.
Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc.
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (formerly known as Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums, Inc.)
For: Support of activities related to the operation of the National Canal Museum
Durham Symphony Incorporated
For: Young Artists Competition and concert-$3,000; free classical concert with KidZnotes at Emily Krzyzewski Center-$2,500; Hillsborough Pops Concert-$6,500
F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
First Night Morris, Inc.
Historic Hillsborough Commission
Lincoln Center Theater
Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre
For: One-time support toward a challenge grant to renovate the Little Theatre Building
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union
Toward the acquisition of the Washington to the Marquis de Chastellux letter of May 10, 1783 highlighting philanthropy and benevolence
National Constitution Center
Toward support of the Freedom Rising program
New Jersey Performing Arts Center Corporation
New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Newark Public Radio, Inc./WBGO
Paper Mill Playhouse
Roundabout Theatre Company, Inc.
Salisbury Historical Society
Toward the replacement of the roof at the rear of the 1805 Frisbie House
State Theatre Center for the Arts, Inc.
The Discovery Orchestra, Inc.
In honor of Sandra Brown Sherman
The Frick Collection
The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Morris Museum, Inc.
The Newark Museum Association
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Toward the expansion of the Doris Duke Center at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, specifically Kirby-Horton Hall additions and renovations-$334,000 in 2015, $333,000 in 2016 and 2017
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Inc.
The Violet Festival
For: The Violet Festival in Dolgeville, NY
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/PlayMakers Repertory Company
For: Playmakers Repertory Company – toward education and outreach programs
Writers Theatre of NJ (formerly known as Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey)
Bill of Rights Institute
Toward Phase XII of the Campus Revitalization Project: Improvements behind the Ehinger Center
Durham Academy, Inc.
Emily K Center, Inc.
Toward the Adrienne Kirby Family Literacy Project
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
For: Teaching Literacy through History program in the Dover, Madison, and Morristown school districts during the 2017-2018 academic year
Gill St. Bernard’s School
For: The Annual Fund
Greens Farms Academy, Inc.
Toward endowment support of Phase II of the Lead with Excellence capital campaign-$50,000; for the Annual Giving Fund-$20,000 in 2016 and 2017; $70,000 pledged for like purposes 2018
Greensboro Day School
Institute for Humane Studies
Lafayette College / Alumni (Annual) Fund
For: Alumni Fund – Class of ’68-$7,500 in honor of William J. Raver; Class of ’80-$5,000; Class of ’81-$5,000; Class of ’84-$10,000; Class of ’87-$5,000; Class of ’13-$1,000
Lafayette College / Alumni Endowment
For: Alumni Association Endowment Fund
Lafayette College / Bailey Endowment
For: Carolyn Huntington Bailey Health Center Endowment Fund
Lafayette College / F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. Scholars Fund
For: The F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc. Scholars Fund-toward the 2017 President’s Challenge for Financial Aid
Lafayette College / Kirby Athletic Merit Scholarships Annual Fund
For: Athletics Merit Scholarships
Lafayette College / Kirby Athletics Enhancement Endowment Fund
For: Kirby Athletics Enhancement Endowment Fund
Lafayette College / Kirby Athletics Enhancement Gift Funds
For: Kirby Athletics Enhancement Gift Fund
Lafayette College / Maroon Club
For: Maroon Club-$6,000; Friends of Lafayette Football Program-$13,000; Maroon Club-Lacrosse Program-$25,000 (Men’s-$10,000 and Women’s-$15,000); Maroon Club-Swimming Program-$6,000
Literacy Volunteers of Morris County, Inc.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Toward domestic programs
Toward the Petrello Matching Gift Challenge; specific allocation of funds is Reserved for Future Decision
North Carolina State University Foundation, Inc./NCSU Libraries
Phillips Exeter Academy
Toward The Exeter Fund in honor of Dr. Wilson M. Compton, Class of ’77
Pre-K Our Way
Toward the 2017 Community Communication project
Preschool Advantage, Inc.
Toward preschool scholarship assistance for Morris County residents-$20,000; toward capacity building-$5,000
Reach Out and Read New Jersey
Rising Tide Capital, Inc.
Teach For America, Inc.
For: Greater Newark-$40,000; Eastern North Carolina-$30,000
The Fund for American Studies
The Fuqua School of Business
To establish the Rex D. and Ellen Adams Loan Assistance Endowment-$300,000 in 2016 and 2017, along with all funds in the Reserved for Future Decision Fund (approximately $1.9 million); for the Annual Fund-$30,000 in 2016 and 2017
The Hill Center, Inc.
The Lawrenceville School
For: The F. M. Kirby Math and Science Center Endowment Fund
The Leader in Me Lehigh Valley
Toward The Leader in Me Program in Forks Elementary and Palmer Elementary Schools in Easton, PA
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc.
The Peck School
For: The Annual Giving Fund
Wake Forest University
For: The Wake Forest Fund
Toward the Allan P. and Marian Sutherland Kirby Center for Creative Arts Endowment Fund
Zeta Psi Educational Foundation
For: The Kirby Presidents Leadership Conference at Lafayette College held in January 2017
Environment and Animal $1,102,500
Adirondack Land Trust, Inc.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Inc.
For: Support to develop legislative and policy remedies to prevent future forest pest introduction in the U.S.
Central Park Conservancy
Conservation Trust for North Carolina
Eastern Environmental Law Center, Inc.
Eno River Association
Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.
Toward science-based policy solutions to protect the Adirondacks from acid deposition
Great Swamp Watershed Association
Greater Newark Conservancy, Inc.
For: Community Greening Program-$35,000; toward capacity building of the City Bloom Landscaping Initiative-$15,000
Greener New Jersey Productions, Inc.
Grow It Green Morristown, Inc.
Harding Land Trust, Inc.
New Jersey Audubon Society
New Jersey Conservation Foundation
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust
Protect the Adirondacks, Inc.
For: Continued support of the Adirondack Park water quality regional assessment-$15,000
Regional Plan Association, Inc.
For: New Jersey programs
Rowan University Foundation
Toward the NJ Municipal Asset Profiler (NJMAP) project
Southern Environmental Law Center
For: Continued efforts in North Carolina
The Adirondack Council, Inc.
The Bald Head Island Conservancy, Inc.
The Land Conservancy of New Jersey
The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey
Toward support for a stewardship endowment for acquired land in northwestern New Jersey-$25,000
The Nature Conservancy/Adirondack Chapter
For: Support of the Adirondack Chapter’s ongoing activities and programs
The Trust for Public Land
For: New Jersey programs only
Triangle Land Conservancy, Inc.
Trout Unlimited, Inc.
Toward the Upper Delaware Watershed Home Rivers Initiative in New Jersey-$20,000
Alzheimer’s Association/National Office
For: Support for Early-Career Investigators through the International Research Grant Program
American Cancer Society, Inc./Eastern Division
For: Programs in the Northwest New Jersey Region-$30,000; National Home Office-Extramural Research support in immunotherapy-$220,000
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation, Inc.
Toward the final-year funding of Dr. Diana E. Stanescu’s Junior Faculty Development Award to improve the function of stem cell-derived beta cells
Cancer Research Institute, Inc.
For: The Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Children’s Hospital Corporation
Toward the F. M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, specifically the Innovation and Education Fund
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
For: Continued support of the work of Drs. Sam Pfaff and Chet Moritz through the International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Toward the continued operation of the Preclinical Experimental Therapeutics (PET) facility
Hospital For Special Surgery
For: Support of research directed toward better treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis
Toward Beta Cell Restoration and Beta Cell Replacement research
For: Support of the Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center
Rutgers University Foundation/Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Toward the Translational Cancer Research Fellowship program
Scheie Eye Institute
For: Capital equipment for the F. M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology-$100,000 in 2016 and 2017
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc./New Jersey Chapter
For: Ongoing Acute Myeloid Leukemia research within the Beat AML Initiative
The Rockefeller University
Toward the purchase of a VisiTech (VT) i-SIM (instant structured illumination microscope)
Yale University/School of Medicine
Toward operational costs of the CNNR Imaging Facility
Human Services $3,761,000
American Red Cross/National Headquarters
For: National Disaster Relief Fund
American Red Cross/Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Chapter
Toward disaster relief operations in Luzerne County, specifically Wilkes-Barre and Wyoming Valley, PA
American Red Cross/Northern New Jersey Region
Toward disaster relief in Morris County, NJ-$67,500; toward blood donor programs in Morris County, NJ-$7,500
BluePath Service Dogs, Inc.
Bob Woodruff Foundation
Boy Scouts of America/Patriots’ Path Council, Inc.
For: Morris County programs
Cancer Hope Network, Inc.
Caring House, Inc.
Center for Child & Family Health
For: Healthy Futures Fund
Cheshire Home, Inc.
Toward the renovation of the health care facility’s main door entrance
Community Hope, Inc.
Cornerstone Family Programs
Toward the Morristown Neighborhood House Preschool Program and After School Program for Kindergarten through 8th Grade-$70,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris & Sussex Counties, Inc.
Covenant House New Jersey, Inc.
Toward the Crisis/Community Service Center in Newark
Daytop Village of New Jersey, Inc.
Dolgeville Fun & Fitness
For: One-time support toward the creation and operation of the Dolgeville Fun & Fitness Area
East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI)
For: Support to engage 20 HillRAP students at Y.E. Elementary in the EDCI Parent Advocate program
Employment Horizons, Inc.
Fred M. & Jessie A. Kirby Episcopal House, Inc.
Toward the Fred M. and Jessie A. Kirby Episcopal House restoration and systems integration
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, Inc.
For: Morris Area programs
Gladney Center for Adoption
Good Grief, Inc.
For: Support of the Morristown location only
Habitat for Humanity Orange County, N.C., Inc.
Homeless Solutions, Inc.
For: The Chore Program for Morris County residents only
Housing for New Hope, Inc.
Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc.
Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc.
Madison Area YMCA
Toward the F. M. Kirby Children’s Center Annual Scholarship Fund-$85,000; toward the Our Community Our Future campaign-$140,000; $135,000 pledged in 2018 and 2019 toward the campaign along with all funds in the Reserved for Future Decision account
Madison Jr. Football, Inc.
Toward the helmet acquisition program-$5,000 each for the 6th grade and 7th grade participants
Market Street Mission, Inc.
For: Support of the Morristown operation only
Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc.
For: Morris County programs and services
Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs
For: The Center for Citizenship and Legal Immigration
Morris County Prevention Is Key, Inc.
For: Morris County Programs
Morris Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
For: Projects in Morris County only
Mountaintop Hose Company No. 1
Toward the purchase of a Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) and trailer
National Council For Adoption
New Jersey AIDS Services, Inc.
New Vernon Volunteer Fire Department Fund
For: First Aid Squad-$3,500
NewBridge Services, Inc.
North Carolina Arts in Action, Inc.
Orange Congregations in Mission
P.G. Chambers School, Inc.
For: Early Intervention Program
Plaid House, Inc.
In honor of Audrey F. VonPoelnitz, MD-$5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
For: The Health Care Division – Clinical Operations (formerly known as Affiliate Services Division)
Planned Parenthood Keystone
For: General operating support, particularly Luzerne and Northampton Counties
Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc.
For: General operating support in Morris County only
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
Toward education programs and support services in Durham and Orange counties
Re-Creation USA, Inc.
Stratford Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
Toward the purchase of equipment
Summit Speech School
The ARC/Morris County Chapter, New Jersey, Inc.
For: Morris County Adaptive Recreational Program
The Greater Morristown YMCA, Inc.
For: Direct financial aid for Morris County residents only, through the Annual Support Campaign
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
Toward the Veterans to Veterans program in New Jersey and North Carolina-$25,000
The Salvation Army/Morristown Area Services
For: Emergency Assistance for Morris County residents-$7,500
The Seeing Eye, Inc.
United Way of Northern New Jersey
For: General allocation to partner agencies in Morris County only
United Way of the Greater Triangle, Inc.
For: Orange and Durham Counties collaborative partnership support-$160,000; for Orange and Durham Counties Basic Needs support-$40,000
United Way of Wyoming Valley
For: Annual allocations to community-based social service agencies and programs
USA Swimming Foundation
Zufall Health Center, Inc.
For: The Morristown Health Clinic
Mutual Membership Benefit $101,000
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Inc.
Toward specific programs for family philanthropies-$2,900
GuideStar USA, Inc.
The Philanthropy Roundtable
For: General operating support, other than lobbying, for The Alliance for Charitable Reform-$10,000; for the Veterans Initiative-$10,000; for the Culture of Freedom Project-$25,000
Public Affairs/Society Benefit $1,247,500
America’s Future Foundation
American Council of Trustees and Alumni
American Council on Science and Health
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Toward the Human Dignity Project
Atlantic Legal Foundation
Bipartisan Policy Center
Toward the Struggle of Ideas Task Force
Center for Immigration Studies, Inc.
Center For Individual Rights
Center for Non-Profit Corporations, Inc.
Federation For American Immigration Reform
For: Research, analysis, and educational activities (non-lobbying) that provide statistical and practical impacts of legislative remedies
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc.
Garden State Initiative
Guttmacher Institute, Inc.
Hudson Institute, Inc.
To support the Center for American Common Culture
Institute for American Values
Toward the One America Initiative
Institute For Justice
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Inc.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc.
Moving Picture Institute
National Fatherhood Initiative
National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc.
For: Continued efforts to thwart union compulsory political activities
North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC
Public Media NJ, Inc.
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, Inc.
For: Sexual and reproductive health education programs
The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies
The University of North Carolina Center for Public Television
For: Outreach efforts
Township of Harding
Toward renovations to the Marian S. and Allan P. Kirby Municipal building
Young America’s Foundation
Episcopal Preaching Foundation, Inc.
Grace Episcopal Church
For: Capital improvements
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
For: One-time support for the Rector’s discretionary fund-$5,000
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church/Durham
In support of the field education program for seminarians
A.P. Kirby, Jr. Family Fund
For: A donor advised fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey for the benefit of the A.P. Kirby, Jr. Family Fund
Ann K. Kirby Foundation
For: The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia for the benefit of the Ann K. Kirby Foundation
The Acorn Hill Fund
For: A donor advised fund at the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund for the benefit of The Acorn Hill Fund