Kiwanis Children's Fund Grants


We help make remarkable things happen for kids and communities around the world.

Kids need Kiwanis, and the Kiwanis Children's Fund helps you reach them — amplifying your impact in communities around the world. We are a trusted partner, staffed by experts. We know how to turn money into something much more meaningful.

To support the Kiwanis causes of health and nutrition, education and literacy and youth leadership development, the Children’s Fund provides grants for Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, club and district service projects and the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus as well as iodine deficiency disorders.

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Club service project grants

We help clubs fulfill the unmet needs of kids in their communities. Our grants support Kiwanis-led service projects that focus on health, education and youth leadership development. In communities that struggle to meet all the needs of children, Kiwanians have access to financial support that helps them reach the kids who need Kiwanis.

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Microgrant Program

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund is introducing a grant program specifically designed for clubs with 35 or fewer members. While offering a smaller amount — US$250-1,000 — these grants can still make a big impact on children’s lives. The program has other advantages: The application period is shorter, and the distribution of funds happens more quickly than with the traditional Club Grant program.

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Service Leadership Program Grants

You know that the Kiwanis family includes Kiwanis clubs. But it also includes members of Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, which offer clubs for all ages and abilities — from elementary school students to adults with disabilities. The Children‘s Fund supports the SLPs’ strategic plans and initiatives, helping to build a stronger generation of leaders and service volunteers. We also distribute grants to Key Clubs and Circle K International clubs to support service projects in schools and communities.

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Eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus

Since 2010, Kiwanis International has been fighting MNT — a painful, preventable disease that kills mothers and babies around the world. The Children’s Fund has raised money for lifesaving vaccines, health education, safe birth environments and more. Even among some of the poorest and most vulnerable populations in the world, millions of women now give birth without fear of their babies dying from this horrible disease.

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Iodine Deficiency Disorders

Kiwanis teamed up with UNICEF in 1994 to address iodine deficiency, the leading preventable cause of mental disabilities. To date, the Children’s Fund has helped Kiwanis raise and leverage more than US$105 million. And we continue to sustain these efforts worldwide — giving millions of children the chance to live healthy, happy and productive lives.

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