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You make a gift, and we make it work—but how?

Feb 24, 2016

Every gift to the Kiwanis International Foundation brings change to a child’s life—in places near and far. That’s what makes our foundation special. There are several ways you can extend your impact...today, tomorrow and forever. Take a look:

  1. Kiwanis Children’s Fund. The Kiwanis Children’s Fund is the backbone of our foundation. It provides programming and operational support to allow our foundation to provide grants to Kiwanis clubs, districts and district foundations—helping them complete projects and programs that serve children in their communities and around the world.
  2. Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund houses many of the planned gifts that members have made to our foundation. These funds support the future of Kiwanis and enable our foundation to make grants.
  3. Youth Opportunities Fund. Through the Youth Opportunities Fund, the Kiwanis International Foundation supports the work of Key Club International, the Kiwanis family’s leadership program for high school students. The fund provides grants for service projects to help Key Club members serve the world.
  4. Tomorrow Fund. The Tomorrow Fund supports Circle K International, the Kiwanis-family program for university and college students. With grants for service events and projects, this fund helps CKI and its members make an impact on campus and in their communities.
  5. Disaster Relief Fund. The Kiwanis International Foundation’s disaster-relief program helps Kiwanis-family districts and clubs responding to natural disasters in their communities. Disaster-relief gifts support grants that allow Kiwanians to feed, clothe and shelter children and families affected by catastrophe.
  6. Global Campaign for Children. Gifts to the Global Campaign for Children support the Kiwanis family’s global initiative to improve children’s lives. Currently, these gifts go toward The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus. It only costs US$1.80 to save or protect a woman and her future newborns. Now more than ever, we are determined to finish what we started. Mothers and babies in 21 countries are depending on Kiwanis.
  7. Donor Advised Fund. Through donor advised funds, Kiwanians can make their own grants for specific purposes that are meaningful to them. A donor advised fund is a permanent, endowed fund administered by the Kiwanis International Foundation for individual Kiwanians—as well as their families, Kiwanis clubs and districts. The donor recommends to our foundation how the proceeds will be distributed to qualified charitable organizations.