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Important changes for our grant program

Oct 31, 2016
At their most recent meeting, the Grants Committee of the Kiwanis Children's Fund discussed ways to improve our club grant program to better serve our mission—and ultimately help more children. The Children's Fund is committed to implementing a new grantmaking strategy which will streamline the grant process, provide stronger support to grant applicants, focus our grantmaking to align with the Kiwanis I-Plan and evaluate our outcomes. We will also be implementing new grantmaking software to make the entire process easier for applicants.

Implementing these improvements will take time which is why the Kiwanis Children's Fund will have only one grant cycle during the 2016–17 Kiwanis year. The application submission deadline for the 2016–17 grant cycle is November 15, 2016. Qualifying applications received by the deadline will be reviewed at the February board meeting with funding decisions announced by March 16, 2017.

This is an exciting time for our organization and we look forward to sharing more details with you as they become available. The new club grant program will be unveiled on October 1, 2017. Please check our website for up-to-date information or opt in to receive updates about our club grant program.

Our staff is available to answer your questions and guide you through the grant process. Feel free to contact us at grants@kiwanis.org, or call 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 225 (U.S. and Canada), or +1-317-217-6225 (worldwide).