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Kiwanis Foundation of New England
Grant Program

Request for Proposals

The Kiwanis Foundation of New England (KFNE) has as its essential mission “Improving the world one child and one community at a time”. KFNE has a long history of providing a variety of programs and community service projects that benefit the youth of New England.

Request for Proposal Guidelines

1.The Kiwanis Foundation of New England (KFNE) Club Grant Program is open to any Kiwanis Club  of the New England and Bermuda District in good standing. Requesting clubs should submit a written proposal no more than three pages in length.

2.The greatest consideration/weight will be given to those proposals that benefit the largest number of children.

3.Additional weight will be assigned to those requests that are original or innovative in nature (i.e. a dream or something the writer/submitter has always wanted to do but was restricted due to financial constraints) vs. those that are for supplies or basic materials.

4.Extra weight will be also be assigned to those projects/programs where matching funds would be used to leverage the grant that would be received.

5.Once all proposals have been reviewed, ranked and rated by the KFNE Grants Committee, requesting clubs may be requested to submit additional information and/or other such materials deemed necessary by the committee to give the proposal full and complete consideration.

6.The Committee will recommend qualifying proposals for funding to the KFNE Board of Directors. Awards are subject to funds availability. Awards will be limited to no more than $1,000, although the Committee reserves the right to recommend higher amounts in extraordinary circumstances. No Kiwanis Club may receive more than $1,000 in grants within a three-year period.

7.The committee will bring its recommendations to the KFNE Board meeting three times a year.

Deadline for submissionKFNE Board meeting
March 15th                 April
August 1st                 August Convention ( and make the awards at convention)
November 1st             Fall Conference ( and make the awards at conference)