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Changes to our Club Grant program coming October 1

Sep 20, 2017

On October 1, Kiwanians will have access to the new Kiwanis Children’s Fund Club Grant program.

A club grant helps address an unmet need that affects children in your community—or elsewhere—by  supporting a project that provides long-term benefits sustained by the club. For the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, a grant is a form of collaboration. When a Kiwanis club has a gap in its funding for a service project, a club grant is our way of helping to fill it.

The new and improved program has been designed with Kiwanis members in mind. It will offer more personal assistance from Children’s Fund staff, including personal phone calls and quick feedback throughout the application process.

A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) will be the first step of applying for funding. Through the LOI, clubs will share preliminary information about their project with the Children’s Fund, which will allow staff to provide an early indication of a project’s potential for funding—before the club invests the time and energy required for the more extensive grant application.

The Children’s Fund will also offer an expanded library of support materials that delve deeper into the grant application process and provide detailed instructions for completing the various steps. (The materials will also be translated into multiple languages.) Check the Kiwanis Children’s Fund web site beginning October 1 to learn about the new Club Grant program—and start brainstorming your next project!