COMMUNITY SERVICE & AED GRANTS

GRANT APPLICATION FORMS 
2017-2018 Community Service Grant Application Form 2017-2018 AED Grant Application Form       
2017-2018 Community Service Grant Application -- PDF Writeable Form 2017-2018 AED Grant Application - PDF Writeable Form

     The Kiwanis District Foundation offers clubs the opportunity to apply for financial assistance for meaningful service projects in their communities, and for participation in the District Service Project - placing AEDs in every school within in the District.

Some helpful hints in the application process:

Grant applications should meet the basic requirements of the Foundation as stated in the Mission Statement:                                           “To provide financial assistance for Kiwanis projects and programs within our District.”
 
Clubs must be "in good standing" with the District Foundation - that is, the club must have contributed to the Annual Club Gift Campaign for the current year, and with the minimal recommended amount - in 2017-2018, that would be $5 per member.
 
The District Foundation Board now offers two levels of Community Service Grants:  Level I up to $5,000 and Level II up to $1,000. These are "matching grants" in an amount of up to 75% of the total cost of the projects, up to the maximum amount awarded - typcally reimbursed after completion of the project.  The Foundation Board wants to assist clubs with their projects - but not to fund the entire effort. 
 
Level I Grant Applications will be received throughout the year, until the announced deadlines for 2017-2018 of (for Round 1) January 15, 2018, and (for Round 2) July 1, 2018.  The Foundation Board will make the decision on awarding these grants in April, 2017.  Level II Grant Applications will be received monthly, and the Foundation Board will make a decision on these grants at its monthly meetings.
 
The Foundation Board is looking to fund new projects. The grants approved will be a one-time funding as seed money or to enhance existing projects.
 

2016-2017 GRANTS AWARDED BY THE DISTRICT FOUNDATION

Community Service - Level I Grants ($1,001 to $5,000):  
Houma Kiwanis Club Play It Again Terrebonne $5,000.00
Millington Kiwanis Club Kiwanis Playground $5,000.00
Southwest Lafayette Kiwanis Club Data Card Digital ID System $3,051.00
Union City Kiwanis Club Trudy's Cafe $3,750.00
Community Service - Level II Grants (up to $1,000):  
Big Easy Kiwanis Club Tornado Relief $750.00
Hammond Kiwanis Club Green School Club Recycling Program $470.00
Lake Charles Kiwanis Club Coats for Kids Spooktacular $1,000.00
Lake Charles North Kiwanis Club Children's Swimming Program $1,000.00
Martin Kiwanis Club  Reading Incentive Program $1,000.00
Pascagoula Kiwanis Club Read Around the World $1,000.00
Pontchartrain Kiwanis Club Tornado Relief $750.00
Kiwanis District Key Leader Training in Indy $942.00
AED Grants awarded to place AED Units in Schools $3,000.00
Key Club & Key Leader Scholarships & SLP Leadership Grants $23,500.00
Special District Grants:    
Lawman of the Year Award St. Jude Hospital $250.00
Layperson of the Year Award The 1880 Society, Southern University $250.00
Teacher of the Year Award  The Will B Foundation $250.00
Firefighter of the Year Award St. Jude Hospital $250.00
 

HISTORY OF GRANTS - 1999 to present