Your gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation may end up back in your own club or in a club halfway around the globe. Thanks to donor support, Kiwanis International Foundation grants have empowered:
- Belgium-Luxembourg clubs to educate 150 orphans in Kinshasa, Congo, Africa.
- A club in Ohio, USA, to teach local parents how to reinforce their children’s positive behavior and foster positive development.
- A club in Texas, USA, to de-worm 75 percent of the 4.5 million children ages 2 to 5 in Guatemala.
- A British Columbia, Canada, club to prepare 10 food hampers for local women who fled abusive living environments.
Download our Clubs Helping Kids and Clubs Helping Clubs fliers to find out how Annual Club Gifts make an impact on children's lives. Learn how you can support our efforts to serve children in need worldwide as a Kiwanis Children's Fund donor or through your Kiwanis club.
Grant application process
Who is eligible to apply?
Our foundation only considers applications from Kiwanis-family clubs, districts and district foundations.
How do we apply?
Complete instructions on how to apply for a grant are here. The application for club and district grants is available here.
When are applications due?
Grant applications must be postmarked by November 15 or April 15 for review at the next Kiwanis International Foundation board meeting (January/February if postmarked by November 15; June if postmarked by April 15).
How can we strengthen our application?
There are several ways to increase your chances of receiving a grant:
- Make sure your application fully answers all required questions and includes all requested documentation. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed.
- Do not send information beyond what is requested in the application instructions. Any such extraneous information will disqualify your application from consideration for grant funding.
- Explain how your club is contributing both financial resources and volunteer time to your project.
- Include a balanced project budget.
- Specify in your project summary how this project will affect the lives of children. The Kiwanis International Foundation’s grants committee gives priority to projects that involve young children.
Who do we contact with questions?
Contact Julie Taylor at 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 159 (U.S. and Canada), +1-317-217-6159 (worldwide) or via email at email@example.com.
See a list of club and district projects supported by a grant from the Kiwanis International Foundation.