The mission of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation is to build a better future for our children by providing scholarships & leadership training, grant funding, and through our innovative Pediatric Trauma Program.
As the charitable entity of the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International, our Foundation is supported by voluntary contributions from the Kiwanis family, as well as individuals and organizations who support our mission. Working together, we build a better future for our children.
Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation History
The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation was established in 1965 in response to the devastating floods in the Northern California town of Klamath. Looking for a way to give back, Kiwanians from across the Cal-Nev-Ha District pooled their funds to rebuild the town.
Our Foundation has grown to develop dedicated areas for distribution of support to the Kiwanis families of our District. Our programs include Pediatric Trauma – our major focus – as well as Club and Division Grants and Service Leadership Programs Scholarships & Leadership Training. Read our complete history
The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation is building a better future for our children.
Our Core Values
We have an untiring commitment to children. We strive daily to develop a student’s leadership potential through our student leadership training program. We inspire students to advance their learning through our scholarship program. And we create safe and healthy environments for children through our Pediatric Trauma Program.
We are dedicated to developing an ongoing relationship with our donors, including investing their contributions wisely, adhering to the Donors’ Bill of Rights and ensuring their generosity is directed in a way both meaningful to the donor and in keeping with the values inherent in the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation.
As an organization, we value openness and honesty with all persons with whom we interact, using sound ethics to guide us in our endeavors. We accept responsibility for our actions by being honest, ethical and trustworthy. We are committed to treating all constituents fairly and ethically, and to be transparent in all of our dealings.
We fulfill our mission to build a better future for our children by creating effective working relationships with Kiwanis members and clubs. We build strong alliances with our partner hospitals and other stakeholders who can assist us in our mission of serving children, and leave a lasting mark on the world.
We value the perspectives which originate from differences of race, faith, experience, and thought. We respect the dignity of each person and through our mission strive to instill a deep sense of self-worth in each child we serve.
Our Strategic Plan
In 2013, the Board of Directors undertook the task of updating the Kiwanis Cal-Nev- Ha Foundation Strategic Plan. The Foundation’s Strategic Plan defines three specific goals and the steps the Board will take to achieve these goals over the next five years.
Growing the net assets of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation ensures the support and expansion of the Foundation’s mission and core values. Learn how the Foundation will grow its assets over the next five years.
The Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation financed construction of the Kiwanis Professional Center with a closely held bond offering. The outstanding bonds require a significant yearly debt service (interest payments). It is the desire of the Foundation to eliminate the building debt. Learn how the Foundation will become debt-free within five years.
It is desirable to narrow the focus of the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation programs to ensure alignment with our Mission Statement, Core Values, Service Leadership Programs, and Pediatric Trauma Program. Learn how the Foundation will narrow its focus to align with its mission and core values.