Kiwanis-family grants

​Twice each year the Kiwanis International Foundation awards grants to the Kiwanis family in support of our common mission—to serve the children of the world. Our foundation welcomes grant applications from clubs, districts and district foundations for the important projects they support.

The types of projects we fund vary in size, depth and scope, with priority given to projects involving children and Service Leadership Programs. Grants can be used to help projects that are already in place or ones just getting started. All grant-funded projects benefit from a strong commitment from the applicant, demonstrated through significant financial and volunteer support.

Grants from our foundation are intended to improve or increase the reach of each funded project by filling a financial gap. Our foundation does not have the capacity to fund projects almost entirely on behalf of the applicant. Before submitting a grant application, consider your Kiwanis involvement in the project, including contributions of time, labor and financial resources by your Kiwanis members. This involvement is an essential part of each successful, grant-funded project.


How to apply?

The Kiwanis International Foundation requires all grant applicants to use our online grant system. This system allows you to manage your profile, applications and progress reports. The foundation will begin accepting online grant applications on March 1, 2015 for the April 15, 2015 deadline.


Download our grantseeker's guide

For a comprehensive guide to grantmaking at the Kiwanis International Foundation, download our grantseeker's guide. You may also download the application questions as a reference tool prior to applying online. For additional questions, contact us at or call 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 159 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-317-217-6159 (worldwide).


Previous grant recipients

To download a complete list of Kiwanis International Foundation grant recipients since October 2007, click here.