Kiwanis Children’s Fund

Kiwanis Children’s Fund is the 501(c)3 foundation associated with Kiwanis International in Indianapolis. They are best known for grants to Kiwanis clubs. They are funded by donations from Kiwanis clubs and individuals.

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Who We Are

With the Kiwanis Children’s Fund, clubs and members reach more kids. That’s because the Children’s Fund turns gifts into grants that support Kiwanis projects around the world. A gift is a way for donors to amplify their impact on kids’ health and nutrition, education and literacy, and youth leadership development.

What We Do

The Children’s Fund partners with other organizations, and it partners with Kiwanis clubs of all sizes — helping them apply for grants and funding projects that serve kids.

Kiwanis members’ activities support the Kiwanis causes:

  • Health and nutrition.
  • Education and literacy.
  • Youth leadership development.

Together, these causes form a continuum of impact — helping young people develop throughout childhood and into adulthood. Each cause also supports the others, ultimately creating a generation of leaders who also contribute to that continuum.


The Kiwanis Children’s Fund is grateful for the extraordinary support it receives. Each donor — whether a club or a member — is a valued partner in our efforts to improve the lives of children around the world. That’s why we recognize your generosity with the following memberships and honors. 

George F. Hixson Fellowship

Recognizes a club, individual or other donor for an unrestricted gift of US$1,000 or more.
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Dr. Wil Blechman Fellowship
Recognizes an individual for an unrestricted gift of US$2,500 or more.
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MOARK District Giving Report

Below you will find a link to the District giving report for the 2022-2023 Kiwanis year. You were very generous and our club giving came to just over $32,000 which was almost $2000 over the goal to meet the KCF’s President’s Challenge. Thank you very much.

We invite you to give club gifts early in the Kiwanis year so KCF can know what it will be able to give in club grants.

Our District suggests that clubs donate $10 per member to KCF. I ask that if you cannot afford to donate $10 per member, please donate what you can. KCF is also asking your club to consider giving $1 per day, $365 per year when you can.

MO-ARK Awarded Grant from Kiwanis Children’s Fund

MO-ARK has received our district grant in the amount of $2223. Governor Ockert suggested that we give this grant toward the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp.  They are funding signs to place at nature sites of special interest for campers;

Your club can apply for a grant.  You can find application information on the KCF web page.

The Kiwanis Children’s Fund web pages are the best places to find current information on giving, grant applications, and donor recognition. If you have any questions, give me a call.

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Roger N. Jespersen, MO-ARK District KCF Chair
Phone:  660-537-1388         [email protected]