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Since 1940, the Kiwanis Children’s Fund has helped Kiwanians extend their impact—in their own hometowns and around the world. We do this by developing resources that transform the goodwill and vision of Kiwanians into programs that serve the children of the world. One of the ways we make it happen is our Club Grant program.

For the Children’s Fund, a grant does more than fill a funding gap. It’s a collaboration. Grant funding helps address an unmet need of children through a project that provides long-term benefits sustained by a club. Clubs interested in applying for a grant should review the program material carefully to learn about the Kiwanis Children’s Fund as a potential funding partner. 

The Guide to Club Grants

Successfully applying for a club grant requires thoughtful preparation and thorough attention to the program’s criteria. The keys to preparing a successful grant application can be found in our Guide to Club Grants. This document walks you through each step of the grant process—providing instructions, detailed background information, important dates, helpful tips and links to additional resources.

Eligibility and requirements

Grant-funded projects must have a strong Kiwanis identity—and the Kiwanis club’s significant hands-on involvement. Projects must also support activities addressing at least one of the following Children’s Fund cause areas: health, education and youth leadership development. Complete eligibility requirements are outlined in the Guide to Club Grants.

Important dates

For June 1 funding decisions:

  • Submit LOI any time before February 1
  • If approved, submit full application by April 1

For October 1 funding decisions:

  • Submit LOI any time before June 1
  • If approved, submit full application by August 1

For January 1 funding decisions:

  • Submit LOI any time before September 1
  • If approved, submit full application by November 1

Additional resources

For additional support throughout the grant-seeking process, applicants can find links to useful resources in the Guide to Club Grants and on our resource page.

The impact of club grants

The goodwill and vision—and hard work—of Kiwanians are changing the world. Take a look at some of the previous projects that the Kiwanis Children’s Fund has supported. 

Ready to apply?
After reading through the Guide to Club Grants and our additional resources, begin an application in Foundant, our online grantmaking system.

Contact us

Please contact us with questions at grants@kiwanis.org. You can also call 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 225 (U.S. and Canada), or +1-317-217-6225 (worldwide).