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 has moved our annual grant cycle to the fall. The new due date is September 1, 2020. PLEASE NOTE: If you submitted an application for the previous April 1 deadline, let us know if you want us to review that application, or if you would like to submit a new one. Make sure you download a new application form since it has changed from previous years. The new form is available for download below and here. 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.

We need your support — please donate below by clicking on the yellow button. Thank you.

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


Board Members

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

Donate through PayPal by clicking on the yellow button below. 

Copyright J. Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust – All rights reserved 2020