Community Service Grants

Level I Grants (up to $5,000)

  • Awarded twice during administrative year
  • 75% reimbursement of verified receipts up to the amount of the award
  • 1st round due February 1st
  • 2nd round due July 1st

Level II Grants (up to $2,000)

  • Awarded monthly until funding is depleted
  • 75% reimbursement of verified receipts up to the amount of the award
  • Due 1st day of the month until Sept 1st or until funding is depleted

  • LaMissTenn District Foundation Grants are intended to increase the reach of each funded project by filling a financial gap.  Our Foundation does not have the capacity to fund the project in its entirety. 
  • Before applying for a grant, consider your Kiwanis Club’s involvement in the project, including contributions of time, labor and financial resources by your club members, other Kiwanis clubs and/or businesses in the area.  Involvement is an essential part of each successful, grant-funded project. Questions? Contact foundation@lamisstenn.org.
  • Grants are given during the current administrative year for either a New Project or Enhancement of an Existing Project (not to exceed twice within a five (5) year period).
  • Community Service Grants are “Reimbursement Grants” in that clubs must show receipts and cancelled club checks of all expenditures for the project, under IRS rules for expense responsibility. Club will be reimbursed 75% of verified expenditures, up to the amount of grant award, AFTER criteria is met.
  • No Kiwanis club will be awarded more than one (1) CSG during any Kiwanis Administrative Year. Nor will any Kiwanis club be awarded CSGs for more than two (2) consecutive Administrative Years.
  • The decision of the LaMissTenn District Foundation Board is final.

CRITERIA TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT:

  1. Submitting clubs must be “in good standing” with the District Foundation, having contributed to the current Annual Club Giving Campaign (ACG) with at least $5 per member.
  2. Application forms MUST be submitted, in its entirety, using the link above.  Handwritten/typed forms no longer accepted. 
  3. Itemized budget for THIS project (not entire club project account) MUST be included, showing:
    • How funds for this project will be obtained (club, businesses, in-kind services, etc.).
    • Amount requested from Foundation/other sources.
    • Details on how these funds will be expended for this project.
    • See Grant Committee Policy for complete details.
  4. Incomplete forms may be returned and result in delaying the grant process.
  5. Deadlines stated above are strictly enforced.

ONCE GRANT IS APPROVED, the club will work with a Grant Liaison throughout the process, and:

  1. Execute a Grant Acceptance Agreement, sent from Grant Committee.
  2. Turn in receipts and cancelled club checks to be reviewed/verified by Grant Committee.
  3. Complete this project within twelve (12) months from date of grant award.
  4. Send a final report on project with photos, new articles, etc. on project to be reimbursed 75% of expenses, up to the amount of grant award.
  5. Name/Logo of the LaMissTenn District Foundation will be clearly identified for the project, whenever possible.

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