Robert & Joan Dircks Foundation, INC., Logo Robert and Joan Dircks

The Robert and Joan Dircks Foundation, focuses on programs and projects that provide opportunities to children and adults who are physically, mentally, or economically disadvantaged. The Foundation concentrates on small, non-profit organizations, primarily in New Jersey, that provide programs and projects to prevent or solve problems, rather than operational needs.

Elderly Women and Mother with Child


Grants are awarded for one year and typically range from $1,000 to $15,000. Recipients are required to report on the program that was funded and evaluate its effectiveness.

Funding Restrictions

Grants are 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 the following purposes:

 » Political Or Lobbying Activities
 » Environmental Or Cultural Projects
 » Capital Or Annual Campaigns
 » Endowments
 » Operating Budgets
 » Deficit Or Debt Reduction
 » Loans Or Housing Projects