What We Do

The Capital District Kiwanis Foundation works in partnership with Capital District Kiwanis International to make a difference in the life of a child. This is done, in part, by grants given to area Kiwanis clubs for community service projects, donations given to our eight Pediatric Trauma Centers, and the scholarships awarded annually.

Pediatric Trauma Centers

Each year funding for Pediatric Trauma Hospitals is provided by 100% of the Ducky Derby and Caring Corner, 50% of the $3 per member clubs, and additional contributions by clubs and individuals. The Pediatric Hospitals we support are:

Club Grants

Each year the foundation offers grants to the clubs of the Capital District. Click on the apply here to read the requirements and to submit an application.

Teenager of the Year

Local clubs of Kiwanis International are seeking nominations for Teenager of the Year.  The purpose of this award is to give recognition to deserving teenagers for their academic achievements, citizenship, service to their school and community, growth and responsibility in his/her family unit, character and leadership performance.  If nominee continues through competition process on club, division and district levels, and the finalist  will win $2,500 cash and trip with their parents/guardians to the Kiwanis District Convention, August 21-23, 2020, in Richmond, VA.

Click here to find your Division Lt. Governor.

Turner Scholarship

The Robert H. Turner, Jr. Scholarships are awarded annually at the Capital District Key Club Convention to Key Club Members who have exemplified to the highest degree the basic principles of Key Club – caring and service – in their home, school, and community. The recipients shall be of high moral character and should have achieved excellence in all their endeavors. The Robert H. Turner, Jr. Scholarships Program is funded by the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation as part of its commitment to supporting the Service Leadership Programs in the Capital District.