Currently, Vashon Kiwanis is developing guidelines for giving to gain more impact for community funds. That does not preclude asking for small amounts, as in the past. So far it only means there might be fewer grants for small amounts. The new grant application below may be used to seek funds. Kiwanis' exmphasis remains on benefitting younng children and youth. Senior citizens' well being is addressed also.
Remember, the Community Fund is replenished by people who buy all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts at Festival.
Kiwanis Community Fund Grants from activities in the current Vashon Kiwanis year (October 2007 through September 2008), like the annual Festival Pancake Breakfast, include these:
Vashon Youth and Family Services (two grants)$350
Youth football $300
World Vision $200
Hillside Elementary School, Fort Lewis$172
Vashon Partners in Education (PIE)teacher grants $100
Vashon Food Bank $200
Vashon Youth Council $100
Spelling Bee $150
Vashon High School Girls’ Fast Pitch team to replace stolen gear $150
Girls/Boys State Scholarships $250
Aquatic Club Scholarships $200
Community Wellness Project $200
Bill Burby Fun Run shirts etc.$500
McMurray Builders Club dues $198
Vashon High School Scholarships (2) $500
Los Amigos (2 Key Club members to Central America) $200
Thomas Timm-Skove, Washington State Chaffey Basketball Tour $100
Keepers of the Lighthouse Low Tide Festival $150
Kiwanis Annual Senior Holiday Dinner to keep seniors connected $600
YMCA summer program for Island elementary age kids $200
Books (Readers are Leaders) for schools they can't afford $750
Other grants from other funds
Kiwanis International children vision program $100
Annual Holiday Toy Drive, (earmarked donations to special fund vary)
Organizations receiving Community Fund grants in past years include:
Vashon-Maury Health Center, Vashon Senior Center, Community Care Center, Vashon High Debate Team via PTSA, Vashon Paramedic Service, Vashon Library.
For some 60 years Vashon Kiwanis Community Fund has been a catalyst for change on our Islands.
Application for Funding
Kiwanis Club of Vashon Island
P.O. Box 262
Vashon, WA 98070
Name of Organization: ____________________________________
Contact Person: _________________Telephone:________________
Amount or what requested: $ _______________________________
Purpose: (Please describe the need and how the money will be used)
Other Funds Requested and/or Received for this Purpose (please list)
Submitted By (your name) _________________________________
You may be asked to visit Kiwanis later to describe your success with your effort. Mail completed form to address above.