F. M. Kirby Foundation, Inc.
17 DeHart St., P.O. Box 151
Morristown, NJ United States 07963-0151
Telephone: (973) 538-4800
Type of Grantmaker
Incorporated in 1931 in DE - Fred Morgan Kirby, a five-and-dime-merchant who became one of the founders of F.W. Woolworth Company, endowed the foundation in 1931 and served as president until 1940. Allan P. Kirby succeeded his father in that role. In 1967, Allan's son, Fred M. Kirby II, assumed leadership and, for over forty years, through careful management of assets, greatly enlarged its endowment and stature in the communities the foundation serves. After an incredibly successful term, spanning more than 43 years as president and 55 years on the Board, Fred M. Kirby II retired as an officer in April 2010. His son, S. Dillard Kirby, succeeded him as President. Fred M. Kirby II passed away on February 8, 2011.