Impact and programs

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 Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, club and district service projects and the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus as well as iodine deficiency disorders.


rsz_powerpoint_ch_fund_slpService Leadership Programs
We're helping build a stronger generation of leaders and service volunteers.
You know that the Kiwanis family includes Kiwanis clubs. But it also includes members of every age and ability — from elementary school students to adults with disabilities. These members are part of Service Leadership Programs. We support the strategic plans and initiatives of Kiwanis' Service Leadership Programs.

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_projectEliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus
We’re fighting a painful, preventable disease that kills mothers and babies around the world.
Kiwanis International has been fighting MNT since 2010. We’ve raised money for lifesaving vaccines, health education, safe birth environments and more — all for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. Millions of women can now give birth without fear of their babies dying from this horrible disease.

rsz_powerpoint_ch_fund_idd_sept_9_2017Iodine Deficiency Disorders
We saw a mental health problem that could be prevented, 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 more than US$100 million to give millions of children the chance to live healthy, happy and productive lives. We continue to sustain these efforts worldwide today.