Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World

 The Florence Kiwanis Foundation strives to improve the lives of the youth in our community by supporting projects and programs that have a meaningful and lasting benefit to the youth of our community. The guidelines presented below are an example of what we consider meaningful and sustainable, while differentiating them from examples that we do not support. For more information about our charitable giving program contact Robin Hicks:

 Ideal Projects are:

  • Widely familiar: A service project that your club is known for or intends to be
    known for throughout the community.
  • Sustainable: Includes community support, with financial commitment beyond
    your dub and the Children's Fund.
  • Recurring: A project that can be done multiple times, over a long-term period.
  • Capable of being duplicated: The kind of project that other clubs and districts can
    do, too.
  • Children and community focused: Dedicated to improving kids' lives and the
    community around them.
  • High-Impact: Makes a significant difference in many lives.

We will not consider requests for:

  • Projects without a strong Kiwanis identity or significant hands-on involvement.
  • Funding more appropriately provided by a local government or other institution.
  • Completed projects or expenses that have already been paid.
  • Operating expenses or salaries of established programs and institutions.
  • Grants intended to repay loans, establish financial reserves or provide reimbursement.
  • Individual assistance, one-time events, sponsorships, scholarships or fellowships.
  • Scientific research projects or medical studies.
  • Training expenses, travel or lodging.
  • Capital construction projects for land or building purchase.