District Grant Program


The District Grant program provides short-term grants to qualifying Kiwanis districts to address the unmet needs of children around the world.

How they’re funded
Grant awards equal 15% of a district’s total undesignated giving from the previous Kiwanis year. This includes gifts from individuals, clubs, and other entities within the district to the Children’s Fund. Beginning with the Kiwanis 2022-23 year, the grant award will be 5% of undesignated giving. 

What they support
Districts have plenty of freedom to determine the best use of their grant. Each district chooses how to utilize its grant funds to support activities within at least one of the following Children’s Fund cause areas: health, education and youth leadership development. Complete eligibility requirements are outlined in the Terms and Conditions for District Grants.

Districts must qualify each year to apply for district grants. Learn more about the qualification process.

How districts request funds
This grant program is by invitation only. Application information is sent to Children’s Fund district chairs for eligible districts once final grant award amounts are available. The Children’s Fund district chair applies for and administers the grant on behalf of their district.

Contact us with questions at grants@kiwanis.org or call 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 225 (U.S. and Canada) or +1-317-217-6225 (worldwide).

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