Grants from Children’s Fund top $1.8 million so far this Kiwanis year

Feb 27, 2019


Lumberton NC Hurricane Relief Effort Event_1I5A2307_Andar SawyersThe Kiwanis Children’s Fund has awarded grants totaling US$1,869,393 since the start of the Kiwanis year on October 1, 2018. These grants were made possible by Kiwanis family members who gave gifts. Together, they amplified their impact so that fellow members could do great things for kids in their communities and around the world.


Service Leadership Programs:

  • US$77,462 to 88 Key Clubs through the Youth Opportunity Fund, for projects such as community gardens, book collections, food drives and senior citizen outreach.
  • US$11,351 to 22 Circle K International clubs and districts through the Tomorrow Fund, for projects such as science field trips, care packages for cancer patients and programs STEM programs for girls.
  • US$60,000 to help districts and clubs hold new Key Leader workshops, which provide immersive leadership training to high school student.

    Club grants:

    • US$78,413 to 13 Kiwanis clubs in three countries and 10 U.S. states, for hands-on community service projects such as school nutrition programs, playgrounds, bike safety events, reading programs and youth grief counseling. 

    District grants:

    • US$60,170 to 14 Kiwanis districts through the district grant program. Districts can apply to receive 15 percent of a district’s total undesignated giving to the Children’s Fund from the previous Kiwanis year. Eligible districts have until March 1 to submit grant applications. 

    Disaster Relief grants:

    • US$81,997 for disaster relief to 19 clubs and districts, so they could help their communities immediately following natural disasters.

    The Eliminate Project:

    • US$1.1 million to UNICEF USA, for their work in eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus.

    Iodine Deficiency Disorders: 

    • US$200,000 to Iodine Global Network, for Universal Salt Iodization advocacy and education.