Expanding opportunities for community service by active Foreign Service personnel and their families.

The J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust is a charitable fund established in the memory of J. Kirby Simon, an FSO who died in 1995 while serving in Taiwan.

The Trust is committed to expanding the opportunities for community service, professional fulfillment, and personal well-being of FSOs and Specialists and their families.

Read about past award grants.

Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the Trust is suspending our application process. We hope to review applications in the fall of 2020 – watch this space for details. Applications received before April 1 will be reviewed in the fall. Please email us at kirbysimontrust@gmail.com with questions.


The Trust has been funded with contributions from Kirby Simon’s colleagues, friends, relatives, and other persons interested in the purposes of the Trust. The trustees are present or former members of the Foreign Service, State Department community, and Kirby Simon’s parents.

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Get in Touch with the J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust

kirbysimontrust@gmail.com



Board Members

John Simon, Claire Simon, Liisa Ecola, Kathleen Sheehan, Cynthia Ely, Dan Francis, George Kent, Gregory Milne, Courtney Nemroff, Colette Marcellin, Dan Morris, Mikkela Thompson, and Amy Yerkin.


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