Every year, Kiwanis clubs around the globe apply for and receive grants from your Kiwanis International Foundation.
The Kiwanis Club of Federal Way, Washington, for example, received a grant to help provide Hondurans with a free medical clinic and malaria-control center, along with assistance in education, housing, goods and social development.
But for every grant made, five times as many requests go unfunded.
Annual Club Gifts of all sizes are gratefully accepted and extend your club's impact on children's lives. To boost support for more Kiwanis-family projects, clubs are asked to consider an Annual Club Gift of US$6 or more per member during the 2012–2013 Kiwanis year. Clubs that give US$5 or less per member and their districts will still be eligible for benefits including district matching scholarships. To learn more, download the 2012–2013 Kiwanis International Foundation President's Challenge.
“We want to emphasize that every club around the world may apply for a grant to support projects they sponsor,” says Mark Rabaut, Kiwanis International Foundation trustee.
Extend your club's impact with a Kiwanis tradition
Each year, the Kiwanis International Foundation conducts its Annual Club Gift campaign from October 1 through September 30. Your club's support of the Annual Club Gift campaign helps the Kiwanis family serve more children in communities around the world through the foundation's grants and scholarships, extending your impact on children's lives.
To learn more about how your club's support is making an impact, download our Clubs Helping Kids flier to share at your next club meeting. You can also download our Clubs Helping Clubs flier to learn how Annual Club Gifts benefit young people through scholarships and find answers to common questions about foundation grants.
Your club’s Annual Club Gift participation also enables our foundation to support Circle K International and Key Club International youth programs that build leadership skills and teach young people the value of service.
Use our convenient, secure online form to make your Annual Club Gift. Or download our gift/pledge form to mail or fax your club's gift.
Club banner patch awards are presented to participating clubs. For more information about the Annual Club Gift campaign, contact Jereme Grinslade at 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 157 (U.S. and Canada), +1-317-217-6157 (worldwide) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.