Who We Are

Kiwanis is a global organization of member-volunteers who are dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

Kiwanis members dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours and invest more that $107 million annually in projects that strengthen communities and serve children. We help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick. We develop youth as leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research and much more. We believe that helping a child helps the world.

Working together, Kiwanis members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. When you give a child a chance to learn, experience, dream and succeed, great things happen!


Global Results

Kiwanis is once again joining forces with UNICEF to confront another threat to the world’s children. Having successfully worked to eradicate iodine deficiency (in our worldwide IDD project), Kiwanis International announced the ELIMINATE Project: Kiwanians working to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Our goal is to raise $110 million and save countless mothers and new-born babies from the disease.


Serve and Lead

Each year, clubs:

  • Organize nearly 150,000 service projects
  • Dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours
  • Raise more than $107 million (US)


  • More than 8,500 clubs in 80 nations around the world
  • Nearly 600,000 adult and youth members


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