The Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund offers an array of grant programs to members of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Family to enhance and further their efforts to build a better future for our children.
Many of our grant recipients have been featured on our Facebook page and on our website. If your club received a grant from the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund, be sure to complete your grant report and funds expenditure report so we can feature your great work too!
Learn More About Our Grant Programs
The Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund supports Kiwanis clubs’ interest in their local community needs. Often, however, a community need may far exceed a club’s ability to get the project started. The Club Grant Program was developed in 1984 to assist clubs with seed money when the scope of a service project exceeds the club’s financial resources.
The Disaster Assistance Grant Program was established by the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund to assist Kiwanians and their clubs in providing immediate disaster relief assistance in the event of a natural disaster.
As part of our major focus, the Pediatric Trauma Prevention Grant Program was established by the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund to provide grants to assist Kiwanis and Service Leadership Programs (SLP) clubs in financing new service projects which address pediatric trauma and injury prevention.
Grants will be given to clubs for projects which seek to prevent and/or treat pediatric trauma – defined as sudden, unintentional physical injury.
Many times a Kiwanis club will give up on a worthwhile project because the funds required to get the project started are not available. The Cal‐Nev‐Ha Children’s Fund makes available Pediatric Trauma Prevention grants for new projects, by providing matching start‐up funds.
PTP Grants for Partner Hospitals: The PTP Grant Program for Partner Hospitals makes available grants to our Partner Hospitals to assist them with their unfunded needs directly related to pediatric trauma and injury prevention.
Examples may include, but are not limited to the following:
- supporting existing and new community outreach programs which seek to prevent and/or treat pediatric trauma – defined as sudden, unintentional physical injury;
- providing funding to train doctors and nurses in advanced pediatric courses; and
- purchasing pediatric medical equipment.
The Special Olympics / Special Needs Community Grant Program was established to assist Kiwanis clubs and divisions in financing Special Olympics or Special Needs community projects that exceed their own resources.
The First Family Focus Grant Program, in partnership with the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund, will provide grants to assist Kiwanis clubs and Service Leadership Programs (SLP) clubs in financing service projects which address mental health education programs, as well as prevention. Grants will be given for service projects which seek to prevent and/or treat mental health issues in children.
All grant-funded projects benefit from a strong commitment from the club, demonstrated through significant financial and volunteer support. To qualify for a grant, the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund requires Kiwanis and SLP clubs to commit service hours to the project. Additionally, Kiwanis clubs must also invest club funds on the service project.
First Family Focus grants may be awarded as follows:
- a single Kiwanis club (100% of club’s total monetary contribution for the project’s start-up funds, up to $500 per project); or
- a single SLP club (start-up funds, up to $250 per project).
So many times we are busy Building a Better Future for Children, we forget to stop and celebrate the successes we achieve.
Learn more about the impact the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha family is having on lives and communities throughout our District.
Please check back often as we continue tell our shared stories of success, hope and triumph, and demonstrate what is possible when we join together for a common goal. And be sure to share your grant success story!
Notice: The Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund only accepts grant applications from members of the Kiwanis family in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Kiwanis International, and from our established network of partner children’s hospitals. We apologize that we are unable to fund organizations outside of this scope.