The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation focuses on programs and projects that provide opportunities to children and individuals who are physically, mentally or economically disadvantaged. The Foundation concentrates on small non-profit organizations, primarily in New Jersey, that provide programs and projects that prevent or solve problems, rather than meet basic needs.
Grants are awarded for one year only and typically range from $1,000 to $15,000. Recipients are required to report on the program that was funded and evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
Grants are only awarded to organizations that are tax exempt under section 501(C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code
One grant can be awarded by the Foundation to an organization within one calendar year.
The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation does not award grants for political or lobbying activities, environmental or cultural projects, capital or annual campaigns, endowments, operating budgets, deficit or debt reduction, loans or housing projects. Also, grants are not made to programs of national or international scope.