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Youth Opportunities Fund

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) is an endowed fund for Key Club International held within the Kiwanis Children’s Fund. YOF grants can help you take action. Look around and identify service that needs to be done in your school, community or the world. Then apply for a grant.

Grant basics

  • YOF grants are only given to Key Clubs. Grants are not given to divisions or districts.
  • Grant amounts between US$250 to US$2,000 may be requested.
  • Applications must be submitted online by October 15 at 11:59 PM, EST.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Key Club board at the November meeting.
  • Grant applicants are emailed of outcomes the first week of January.
  • A list of grant recipients is posted online the third week of January.
  • The previous year’s dues must be paid before YOF grant checks can be issued.
  • A YOF Final Grant Report is due at the end of the grant cycle (January 1).

Ready to apply?

To begin an application in Foundant, our new online grant making system, you must first create a club account on Foundant.

This can be done from the Logon Page by clicking “Create New Account”. Once your account is created, you can login, then click on “Apply” and choose your preferred application language from the available selection. You will need to know your Key Club name, ID number and District to begin the application. This information can be found on the Membership Update Center.

Once your club already has a Foundant account, you will use the existing login credentials. Please do not create another account if your club has previously applied via Foundant.

Please watch this video to learn how to create an account and apply for a grant.

Questions?

Please contact us with questions at yof@kiwanis.org.

2019-20 YOF Grant Recipients:

Fill out the 19-20 final report (due January 1, 2021)

View previous recipients

 

 

Apply for Youth Opportunities Fund grant