Kiwanis Club of Oxford Grants

Excerpts of the Kiwanis Club Grant Policy Pertinent to Requesting Organizations


The Kiwanis Club of Oxford’s (“the Club”) policy is to establish uniform guidelines for the receipt, administration, review, evaluation, award, and communication of grant requests other than funds provided to Kiwanis International or the Ohio District of Kiwanis. 


The Club’s grants should support the goal of “improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”  The Club’s primary focus is children and youth.


  • Grant Request Forms can be obtained by contacting any Club member or by downloading the form located on the Club’s website at
  • Grant requests must be received by the Club by one of three deadlines, i.e., September 1, January 1, or May 1 of each year.   (Exception for 2017 where September 1 is changed to October 1)
  • All external grant requests exceeding $200 must be requested using the Club’s Large Grant Request Form and forwarded to [email protected].
  • External grant requests not exceeding $200 must be completed by using the Small Grant Request Form and forwarded to [email protected].
  • External grant requests must come directly from the potential grant recipient.  Requests by a third-party representative will not be accepted.  Grants will not be funded through a third party.  Exceptions may be approved by the Board.
  • Grants for a specific project can only be requested once during the Club’s budget year which is October 1 through September 30.
  • Priority will be given to grant requests that impact the health and wellness of children, assist in eliminating children’s safety hazards, have educational value for children, and are not funded by other existing sources.


  • Grant funds may not be used for any purpose that may be deemed illegal.
  • Grant funds may not be used to cover organizational budget deficits.
  • Grant funds may not be used to benefit an individual outside of an approved budget item.
  • Grant funds may not be used for a for-profit business.
  • Grant funds may not be used for religious-based projects unless it is demonstrably secular in nature and open to the public.
  • Grants which are deemed by the Board to support highly controversial social or political issues, events, activities, agendas, or projects will not be approved. 

 Grant Policy Excerpts V2 – dated 07/28/2017