Kiwanis Club of Corvallis

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General Information

The grants provide financial assistance for a variety of basic needs and activities. They include events and programs oriented toward supporting youth in the following areas:

  • basic needs for health and safety
  • childhood and youth development
  • youth with disabilities
  • special education and physical programs
  • to achieve important life's skills and goals while fighting delinquency

Instructions for Funding Requests & Services 

Our new fiscal year starts on October 1 of each year. The Committee wants groups, schools, businesses, agencies, and organizations to know that we solicit funding (via the application) and/or service requests for activities in the Benton County area throughout the year. Our allocated funds come from the fund-raising activities of the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis.  Our funding budget is limited. Funding requests must be submitted on the "Funding Application Form" marked Youth Services with an optional one-page narrative for additional information. Critical information on the funding application includes:

  • Are you an educational or 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?
  • Does the project or program serve Benton County youth?
  • What is the estimated total cost of the program or project?  Grant awards average $500/request.  
  • Have you requested funds this year from any other Kiwanis committee or club for this project? If yes who and what amount?
  • Funds should not be used for general operating costs or staff wages:
  • Requests can be fully funded, partially funded, ‘tabled’ for more information, or not funded.

The committee meets quarterly on a Tuesday at 5:15 pm.  2017/2018 Grant Request Deadline for consideration is receipt by the first of the month of: 

  •  November 21, 2017
  • February 20, 2018
  • May 15, 2018 
  • August 21, 2018.    

You have the option of attending a Youth Service Committee meeting and making an oral presentation to the committee along with the written application. We also request a post-visit, card or message of "feedback" after your program or project is complete.

We will help in any way possible on projects and programs. The young children and youth of our community are our most valuable resource and Kiwanis is ready and available to take an active role in their development.  Use the PDF form below to apply for funding.

Funding Request Form (link)

If you have questions or difficulties with the form please contact the chair, Duane Johnson.  Please fill in the form in whatever application it opens in, save it to your computer, and email it as a .pdf to:

Duane.Johnson@comcast.net 

Alternatively, you may print the form out, fill it in by hand, and mail it to:

Youth & Young Children Services
Kiwanis Club of Corvallis
PO Box 1602
Corvallis, OR 97339