Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World
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The Kiwanis Club of Elgin is pleased to again have funds available for organizations that serve children in the Elgin area. Available funds are intended for specific projects, rather than for administrative, individual or general operating expenses. The committee will determine the number of awards and amounts based on projects submitted. 


Projects should

  • Demonstrate an impact on serving the basic needs of children: food, clothing, shelter, medicine and educational needs
  • Provide tangible, long-lasting benefit
  • Provide visibility for the Kiwanis Club of Elgin


Requests for Consideration (RFC) should be submitted as an email attachment in a maximum of five pages. Please include the following information

  • A statement of need
  • Description of the proposed project, clearly stating what the project will achieve
  • Statement addressing who and how many will benefit from the project
  • Statement describing the geographical service area for the project
  • Statement of the requested amount and outline of the costs of implementation. Please describe any additional funds that have been identified to implement the project/program.
  • Description of how the success of the project will be measured
  • Description of how the Kiwanis donation will be recognized
  • Previously funded programs should include a one-page final report.


Service Project Proposal

Applicants are encouraged to submit a potential service project/volunteer opportunity where Kiwanis members could support your organization. This could be a one-day project or an ongoing service opportunity. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person in case of questions.  


Time Line

Application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Notifications will be made in late January. Check distribution will take place at a club meeting in February 2017, and we will request the honor of your presence at that meeting. Funded programs will be invited to present at a club meeting in the coming year. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at noon at the Grumpy Goat Tavern in Elgin.


Questions?  Please contact Karen Oswald, 2016 Benevolence Chairperson, by email at  Your Request for Consideration Statement may be sent via email to  or by US mail to:

Kiwanis Club of Elgin
P.O. Box 5262
Elgin IL  60121-5262
Attention:  Benevolence