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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 “Changing 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.Individuals or organizations will submit a three-page (maximum) proposal and a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit determination (organizations only).

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 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 Committee, individuals/organizations 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 recommends to the KFNE board those proposals at the scheduled board meetings for awarding subject to funds available. Requests ideally would be no more than $1,000. 

7.The committee will bring to the KFNE Board meeting three times a year for approval of the awards
The Kiwanis Foundation of New England (KFNE) has as its essential mission “Changing 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.


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)


Questions? 
Email KiwanisFoundationNewEngland@gmail.com