Since 1965, the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund has been meeting the needs of children within our three-state district. In 2019, we changed our name from the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation to the Cal-Nev-Ha Children’s Fund to better reflect our commitment to children. Much has changed since we were founded; however, one thing has remained constant: our mission to build a better future for children.
The Birth of a New Foundation
Kiwanis’ Golden Anniversary Year of 1965 dawned with great enthusiasm and well laid plans for a banner year of achievement, but an unexpected disaster resulted in a lasting accomplishment not even thought of at the time. Early in January, the Klamath River in Northern California, swollen from heavy rains, wiped out the town of Klamath. The devastation was complete and every member of the Kiwanis club lost his home or business, or both. Many Kiwanians and Kiwanis clubs reacted quickly with financial aid and Past Governor Frank Harmon assisted by channeling funds through the Kiwanis Club of Burbank Foundation. Read our complete history</a.