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Kiwanis children’s fund kickstarter

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund is proud to announce the creation of the Kickstarter Grant Program!

New Kiwanis clubs that charter with 40 or more active members will be invited to apply for a Kickstarter grant of up to US$1,000, depending on the dues tier of the applying club. Clubs will be eligible to apply six months after their charter date.

The grant is intended for the club to kickstart service initiatives and begin creating the club’s signature project. Children’s Fund grants must:

    • Be a service project enhancing the lives of young children and youth in your community.
    • Support at least one of the three Kiwanis causes: health and nutrition, education and literacy, and youth leadership development.
    • Be upcoming or in process (not yet completed) when grant payment is received.

And there’s more! If the club maintains or grows its membership of 40 or more active members one year after its charter date, it is eligible to apply for a second grant of up to US$1,000.

Advantages of the Kickstarter Grant Program:

    • Shorter application than the traditional club grant program.
    • Less funding required from other sources. Matching funds will not be required.
    • Faster distribution of funds. Once approved, the club should receive its grant within 30 days.

Other requirements:

    • Eligible clubs will be invited to apply. Please contact your Kiwanis International club opener for eligibility status.
    • Grants cannot be used for donations to organizations, salaries, scholarships/fellowships, sponsorships, training expenses, travel, lodging, capital construction projects or purchase of land/buildings.
    • A report must be submitted at the end of the 12-month grant period.

Contact us

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