Impact

We help make remarkable things happen for kids and communities around the world. 

Kids need Kiwanis, and the Kiwanis Children's Fund helps you reach them—amplifying your impact in communities around the world. We are a trusted partner, staffed by experts. We know how to turn money into something much more meaningful. 

We provide grants for disaster relief, Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, club and district service projects, and the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus as well as iodine deficiency disorders. 

rsz_2powerpoint_ch_fund_disaster_reliefDisaster Relief
We make sure that when disaster strikes, the Kiwanis family responds.
Our simple application process makes it easy for clubs or districts to get disaster relief funding promptly. While others are forced to wait for funding and aid, Kiwanis clubs and districts can hit the ground running. They are often part of the community that has been struck—and better able to assess the most urgent needs of children and families affected.  


rsz_powerpoint_ch_fund_slpService Leadership Programs
We're helping build a stronger generation of leaders and service volunteers. 
Since 2012, more than 40% of our grants have gone directly to support Kiwanis family programs such as Terrific Kids, Bringing Up Grades, Key Leader, Circle K International Leadership Academy, Key Club Breakthrough and Aktion Club Training and Leadership Conference. We also provide scholarships and project funding to CKI and Key Clubs, which amplify our service impact upon the world. 


rsz_powerpoint_ch_fund_svsproj (1)Club and district service projects
We help clubs and districts fulfill the unmet needs of children in their communities. 
Many communities struggle to meet all the needs of children. We provide grants for Kiwanis-led service projects that focus on health, education and youth leadership development. 




rsz_powerpoint_ch_fund_eliminate_projectThe Eliminate Project
We are eliminating a painful, preventable disease that kills mothers and babies around the world. 
In 2010, we teamed up with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) from the face of the Earth. Once we eliminate MNT in the remaining countries, where thousands of babies still die each year, we will sustain our efforts so that it never returns. 



rsz_powerpoint_ch_fund_idd_sept_9_2017Iodine Deficiency Disorders
We saw a mental health problem that could be cured, so we did it. 
Kiwanis teamed up with UNICEF in 1994 to address the leading preventable cause of mental disabilities—iodine deficiency. To date we've helped raise over US$100 million so that kids in developing countries can grow up free of mental retardation. We continue to sustain these efforts worldwide today.