Kiwanis-family grants

Program overview

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 district foundations, districts and clubs for the important projects they support.

The types of projects we fund vary in size, depth and scope, with priority given to Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs and projects involving children. 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 specific financial gap. Like other funders, our foundation does not have the capacity to fully fund projects on behalf of an applicant. Before submitting a grant application, consider your involvement in the project, including contributions of time, labor and financial resources by your members. This involvement is an essential part of each successful, grant-funded project.

Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee funding at any level.

When you give to the Kiwanis International Foundation, you extend your Kiwanis impact by helping to fund the grants our foundation provides. If you’d like to see how our foundation extends your Kiwanis impact around the globe, download the list of our grant recipients since October 2007.

Apply for a grant

Kiwanis entities can download grant materials and request a grant application from our foundation. Learn more about our grantmaking process.

Grant recipients

Grantees can submit the requested documents and reports to For more information about document submission, contact us at 1-800-549-2647, ext 225 (U.S. or Canada) or +1-317-217-6225 (worldwide).

As our partners in philanthropy, grant recipients are encouraged to promote their grant-funded projects in conjunction with the Kiwanis International Foundation. Our Brand Guide for Grant Recipients will help you learn how.