Past club grant recipients

Read about some of the club projects we have funded through our Club Grant program below.


  • Grant turns club’s vision of inclusive playground into reality


    Whispering Woods play equipment from Landscape StructuresLinda-Ann Heldt and her fellow members of the Shelby Golden K Kiwanis Cub had a vision of creating an inclusive playground for children, something that was lacking in their community. And they had the perfect place to put it: the 49-acre Whispering Woods Kiwanis Park in Shelby Township, Michigan.


    “We want all kids of abilities to be able to play together,” said 
    Heldt, the club president.

    The club created the Kids At Play project in 2017 with the goal ...

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  • Mom, New York club create bowling league for students with disabilities


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    The loud crashes of bowling balls hitting pins filled a New York bowling alley. But the clapping and cheers that followed were not the same as those from the usual league nights. This bowling contest was different. Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes were rolling the balls down the lane. They were the ones cheering, laughing, high-fiving and competing. All brought together by a mom and her Kiwanis club.

    rsz_olympics2Kristy Evans, a teacher, joined Kiwanis in 2015 as a way to ...

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  • Children’s Fund grant helps club feed preschoolers in Nepal


    Just getting to school is a struggle for many students attending the Siddartha Vanasthali Institute in Panauti, Nepal. Even some of the youngest students walk for miles over hilly terrain because their family farms aren’t connected to roads or their parents can’t afford transportation. 

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    At school, teachers say, the students arrive without money for lunch and with little to eat. The school has been able to feed 35 of the 87 pre-schoolers, but even those meals were limited in nutrition and calories. 

    “It ...

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  • How grants are helping 13 Kiwanis clubs make a difference


    Kiwanis clubs around the world are making remarkable things happen for kids and communities. Thanks to your generosity, the Kiwanis Children's Fund has awarded grants to these clubs to help them meet the needs of children in their hometowns. Learn more about the Club Grant program

    January 2019 grants

    Special Olympics Bowling

    The Kiwanis Club of the Islips and Bay Shore, New York, received a grant to expand its work with children with severe disabilities at its local school district. This grant ...

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  • How a grant is helping one Kiwanis club reach children every day


    Adams Family Shelter ExteriorEvery December, the Kiwanis Club of Tacoma, Washington, holds a holiday party for homeless families at a local shelter. The Kiwanis members enjoy this annual event, but this year they wanted to do more. Thanks in part to a grant from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, they are — and their impact will be felt every day. 


    The club 
    received the grant this fall to build a playground for the Tacoma Rescue Mission’s family shelter. As a result, local children ...

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  • Tools-4-Schools


    Pencils. Paper. Crayons. Glue sticks.

    It takes supplies like these — and so many others — to keep a classroom running. And that costs money. Sometimes it comes right out of teachers’ pockets. But since 2002, Maple City Kiwanis Club has run the Tools-4-Schools program, collecting discounted school supplies and offering them each month to teachers in Goshen, Indiana — for no cost.

    _S7A6236Thanks to a grant from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, the club has expanded the program. Co-chaired by ...

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  • 13 clubs receive grants under new program


    From making sure children have clean clothes and school supplies to offering them opportunities to learn and grow, Kiwanis clubs around the world are making remarkable things happen for kids and communities. And thanks to your generosity, the Kiwanis Children's Fund was able to award grants to these 13 clubs for their projects. Learn more about the Club Grant program here.

    Kiwanis Club of Dawn Busters, Metairie, Louisiana, Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee District: The club's Rewards for Reading program uses encouragement, ...

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