Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

J Kirby Simon Foreign Service Tr

  • New Haven, CT
  • www.kirbysimontrust.org

Mission Statement

The Trust is committed to expanding the opportunities for community service, professional fulfillment and personal well-being of Foreign Service employees and their families. We make small grants on a competitive basis to individuals around the world who are affiliated with U.S. embassies and consulates around the world, and who are engaged in volunteer projects in the communities in which they live.

Main Programs

  1. Annual grants

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Service Areas

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International

The Trust funds projects worldwide. Any employee of a U.S. embassy or consulate, or any family member thereof, is eligible to apply for a grant. Foreign Service officers, specialists, and family members living in the United States are also eligible. Most of our grants are made to persons in developing countries.

ruling year

1995

Board member

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Kathleen Sheehan

Keywords

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Foreign service, volunteering, community service

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EIN

06-6414554

 Number

0419082634

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Annual grants

The Trust makes grants anually to eligible applicants.

Category

Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking

Population(s) Served

Budget

$75,000

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Trust funds projects worldwide. Any employee of a U.S. embassy or consulate, or any family member thereof, is eligible to apply for a grant. Foreign Service officers, specialists, and family members living in the United States are also eligible. Most of our grants are made to persons in developing countries.

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Operations

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J Kirby Simon Foreign Service Tr

Leadership

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Board member

Kathleen Sheehan

BIO

Liisa Ecola and Kathleen Sheehan are former FSOs who served with Kirby Simon at the American Institute in Taiwan. Ms. Ecola's first tour was in Warsaw from 1992 to 1994. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., where she works at a public policy research institute. Ms. Sheehan left the State Department in 2007 after tours in three bureaus: East Asia and Pacific Affairs, European Affairs, and Population, Refugees, and Migration. She currently lives in Washington D.C.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Simon

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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