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-YOF grants are given only to Key Clubs. Grants are not given to divisions or districts.

-Grant amounts between US$250 to US$2,000 may be requested.

-There are two opportunities per year to apply for a grant from the Youth Opportunities Fund.

-The applications for the first cycle must be received by October 15 at 8:59 p.m. PT/11:59 p.m. ET.
-The applications for the second cycle must be received by March 1 at 8:59 p.m. PT/11:59 p.m. ET.


-A club cannot receive more than one grant per Key Club year.

-Applications are reviewed by a Key Club International Board committee.
-Grant applicants are emailed about outcomes and a list of grant recipients is posted online four weeks following the application deadline (I.e., November and April).

-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 to qualify a club for future funding.
The project must meet the following requirements to qualify for a grant:

                 1) Have Key Club member engagement
                2) Fill a need within your community. Determine that need by completing a community needs assessment.
                3) Support activities within at least one Kiwanis Children’s Fund cause area:mhealth, education or youth                          leadership development.

              4) Spend the grant money within 12 months of when the grant is awarded.


YOF Grant Cycle:
First Cycle:

Application Due: October 15th
Decision Date: November 15th
Final Report Due: December 31st (a year later)


Second Cycle:

Application Due: March 1st

Decision Date: April 1st

Report Due:April 30th (a year later)

Grant recipients must submit a final grant report in order to qualify for future funding.

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