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.

The deadline to apply for award grants is April 1st each year. To apply for an award grant, please return to this site for more details or email us at kirbysimontrust@gmail.com.


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

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Board Members

John Simon, Claire Simon, Liisa Ecola, Kathleen Sheehan, Courtney Nemroff, George Kent, Cynthia Ely, Dan Morris, Colette Marcellin, and Mikkela Thompson


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