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Grants and Club Support

Kiwanis Club Grants

ODKF Grants - Over $1,450,000 in grants given to Ohio Kiwanis Clubs since 1988 includes Governor's Project grants

Grants for Kiwanis Club Projects

The Foundation has a major focus of fundraising and project support for Kiwanis – Safe and Healthy Kids. Funds are raised from designated and undesignated gifts, the Governor’s Project, the annual golf outing, the convention basket room income, license plates, legion of honor program, annual birthday gift campaign, etc..

Grants are awarded  for projects which address our focus on Safe and Healthy Kids.  In addition grants are awarded for community projects that improve the lives of children and families which focus on Kiwanis marketing or Kiwanis outreach.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Grant applications must be in keeping with the purposes of the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation. Grant requests for projects sponsored by and showing involvement of qualifying Kiwanis organizations located in Ohio will be preferred.

The Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation welcomes grant requests from agencies, organizations and Kiwanis Family Clubs.

The Foundation makes no grants to individuals. The Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex or national origin in considering grant requests from agencies and organizations.

The Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation is interested in funding service projects that can demonstrate an impact on the needs of children and others in the community. Grant applicants should keep in mind that priority is given to projects that

  • Reach those persons who are not met by existing services. 
  • Request seed money for innovative programs in the Foundation’s field of interest. 
  • Encourage matching gifts or additional funding from other donors, such as the general public or government. 
  • Yield substantial benefits for the resources invested. 
  • Support the Foundation’s emphasis on Safe and Healthy Kids or community outreach 
  • Show involvement of Kiwanis family clubs through volunteer service and financial commitment. 
  • Request funds with a maximum of $5,000 per grant.


Applications are due by:

  • November 30 for decisions in January 
  • March 31 for decisions in May 
  • June 30 for decision in August

New grant forms are now available.  Complete them and mail to ODKF for consideration.

ODKF Grants 1988-2020 by Division

Our Impact this Kiwanis Year

  • Children and Families Helped by Projects Funded by ODKF 2023-24


  • Club Advised Fund accounts in the Foundation


  • Grants dollars given to date in 2023-2024


Visit Our Kiwanis Programs and Business Partners

  • Staples

    Business Partner

  • Office Max/Office Depot
    Office Max/Office Depot
  • Landscape Structures
    Landscape Structures
  • Scholastic
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • March of Dimes
    March of Dimes
  • Unicef – United States Fund
    Unicef – United States Fund
  • Kroger Community Rewards Program
    Kroger Community Rewards Program
  • Ohio Kiwanis
    Ohio Kiwanis
  • Circle K
    Circle K
  • Key Club
    Key Club
  • Builders Club
    Builders Club
  • K-Kids
  • Terrific Kids
    Terrific Kids
  • Bring Up Grades
    Bring Up Grades
  • AKtion club
    AKtion club
  • YCPO
  • KI
  • KIF
  • CKI Alumni
    CKI Alumni
  • KCI Alumni
    KCI Alumni
  • Building beds for children in Ohio

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