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. The Kiwanis International Foundation welcomes grant applications from district foundations, districts and clubs for the important projects they support, including Circle K International.

The types of projects the foundation funds 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 the foundation are intended to improve or increase the reach of each funded project by filling a specific financial gap. Like other funders, the 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.

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2016 KIF Kiwanis-family grant deadlines are April 15 and November 15.