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Mission & History

Mission, Vision, History


The mission of the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation is to raise, manage, and distribute funds to support programs of Ohio District Kiwanis family organizations for the improvement of lives of individuals.

Our Vision

Our vision is to extend your Kiwanis impact. We strive to make sure your gift helps children in many communities and in many ways. And we succeed by holding fast to a set of core values.

  • Stewardship. We are committed to meeting and sustaining donors’ confidence that our foundation will invest their contributions wisely and distribute them in keeping with the values inherent in Kiwanis 
  • Transparency. We adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights to treat all constituents fairly and ethically and to be above board in all of our dealings.
  • Legacy. We give donors the opportunity to leave a lasting mark on the world.
  • Trust. Through the integrity of our actions, we seek to earn and maintain the trust of our Kiwanis family and all stakeholders. Your gifts reflect your hope for children’s lives—and your trust in us. So we strive to earn that trust. We share records and reports that document gifts, grants and the people we serve. 


The Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation was established in 1982 as a charitable not for profit corporation which accepts gifts from various sources to help the needs of the Ohio Kiwanis community. 

All active, privileged, and senior members of the Ohio District of Kiwanis are automatically voting members of the Foundation which is governed by a Board of Trustees.

Funds earmarked for specific projects will be collected and distributed only to those projects. Funds which are not designated for specific projects are invested and only the proceeds of these investments may be used to help meet our mission. In accordance with IRS statute 501(c)3, donations, gifts, bequests of money or property to the Ohio District Kiwanis Foundation are tax-exempt.

Our Impact this Kiwanis Year

  • People Helped by Projects Funded by ODKF 2020-21


  • Number of Club Advised Fund accounts in the Foundation


  • KARES grants funds awarded


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
  • AmazonSmile
  • 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
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