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BY DONATING TO THE
TOMORROW FUND

Consider recognizing an individual with a Carthage-Pullman Society or Sapphire Circle Honorary award. Proceeds from these awards are placed in the Tomorrow Fund endowment and are used to provide future grants to CKI clubs and districts.

WHAT IS THE TOMORROW FUND

The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis Children's Fund. This fund, utilizing the interest earned, helps CKI clubs and districts serve the world through grants for service opportunities. The fund is established through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, the donation of Carthage-Pullman Society memberships and the donation of Sapphire Circle honoraries.

Tomorrow Fund grants can help you take action. How? Identify projects your club would like to tackle on your campus or in your community. Then, apply for grant funds to support those service projects.

Grants by the Circle K International Board from the Tomorrow Fund must conform to the policies of Circle K International. Tomorrow Fund grants are granted only to CKI clubs and/or districts. The review committee may award up to, but not more than, the amount of interest earned off of the endowment available at the convening of the committee.

Clubs may request funding assistance from US$200 to US$2,000. The committee typically funds those clubs asking for a portion of the total cost of the project, and clubs that are working with other organizations to fund and complete the project.

Tomorrow Fund Applications must be submitted online and received by Circle K International by December 1 of the current calendar year. All applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be accepted.

  • JCI  Sunday, March 27
  • March of Dimes  Monday, March 28
  • Up With People  Tuesday, March 29
  • Better World Books  Wednesday, March 30
  • STUFH  Thursday, March 31
  • UNICEF  Friday, April 1
  • Kiwanis One Day  Saturday, April 2

examples

Examples of what Tomorrow Fund grants might support include:

  • Conduct at least two projects that incorporate at least one of the service partners (Better World Books, March of Dimes, Students Team Up to Fight Hunger and UNICEF)
  • Conduct at least one project that incorporates our Service Initiative: Focusing on the Future: Children
  • Participate in Kiwanis One Day
  • Based on a need to develop better reading skills among at-risk kindergarten students, a CKI club might make chair covers with pockets in them for books. Each kindergarten student has a book read to them by the CKI member, and the books and chair covers are donated to the classroom.
  • A District Project might focus on neglected and abused school children who are less likely to have book bags and school supplies. The district could solicit donations from many area businesses and together with their grant be able to supply 200 children with book bags and supplies to get started in the school year.
  • A Circle K club could purchase the book “Love You Forever” for first grade students and the first graders could then take the books to an area nursing home and read the books to residents there. If the children do not have grandparents, the program could allow them to adopt a grandparent for the day. The Circle K club helps with teaching the children to read the book and helps with the interaction at the nursing home.

fund distributions

A grant awarded to a Circle K club or district may be distributed in one of three ways:

  • Conduct at least two projects that incorporate at least one of the service partners (Better World Books, March of Dimes, Students Team Up to Fight Hunger and UNICEF)
  • Conduct at least one project that incorporates our Service Initiative: Focusing on the Future: Children
  • Participate in Kiwanis One Day
  • The club or district may choose to have the money given directly to their school/district/Kiwanis Club Foundation/District Foundation.
  • The grant shall be reimbursed to the club or district upon presentation of receipts, invoices, or other documentation of expenditures, or
  • The grant shall be paid to any designated vendor, as directed and approved by the club or district.

THE TOMORROW FUND
ONLINE APPLICATION

The Tomorrow Fund offers grant money to clubs and districts in good standing that are in need of funds to complete a service project. Through a reimbursement process, clubs and district may receive between US $200 and US$2000 towards a service project in order to impact their campus or community.

The link to the online Tomorrow Fund application can be found at the bottom of this page.

In order to complete the online application you will need to provide the following information:

The Tomorrow Fund offers grant money to clubs and districts in good standing that are in need of funds to complete a service project. Through a reimbursement process, clubs and district may receive between US $200 and US$2000 towards a service project in order to impact their campus or community.

The link to the online Tomorrow Fund application can be found at the bottom of this page.

In order to complete the online application you will need to provide the following information:

  • Your member ID#
  • Your club’s key number
  • Telephone number and email address of your Kiwanis/Faculty Advisor or District Administrator who is directly involved in the project
  • A brief description of the project
  • The issue your project addresses
  • When and where the project will take place and a detailed project timeline
  • How your project will measurably improve the community and by what means success will be measured
  • How your club/district will build on the success of your project
  • What parts of your project require funding
  • What elements of your project are being donated and by whom

You also will need to submit:

1) A detailed budget [preferably an Excel Spreadsheet] for your proposal via email. Include price quotes if possible.

2) Up to three supplementary documents. These supplementary documents could include  a newspaper article of the past event (if the event is recurring), a brochure or pamphlet for the upcoming event, a website or video link that provides more information on the project  along with your budget proposal.

Your application is not considered complete until you have submitted the detailed budget and submitted the supplementary documents. By completing the following application for the Tomorrow Fund grant you are agreeing to all terms and conditions required to receive the reimbursement if you are a successful applicant. Applications, detailed budget proposals and supplementary documents must be submitted by December 1.

Please remember the Tomorrow Fund is a form of reimbursement for a service project, and you must complete the project before you receive your funding.

  • JCI  Sunday, March 27
  • March of Dimes  Monday, March 28
  • Up With People  Tuesday, March 29
  • Better World Books  Wednesday, March 30
  • STUFH  Thursday, March 31
  • UNICEF  Friday, April 1
  • Kiwanis One Day  Saturday, April 2

apply now

The tomorrow fund application will be available soon!

Did your club receive a Tomorrow Fund Grant? Download the reimbursement instruction form and follow the steps to submit your reimbursement.

TOMORROW FUND RECIPIENTS

2017

•California State University-Sacramento
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $450
•Catawba Valley Community College
Carolinas • $650
•California-Nevada-Hawaii District-Large Scale Service Project South•
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $600
•Diablo Valley College
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $400
•Florida District
Florida • $2000
•Milwaukee School of Engineering
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan • $400
•Mississippi State University
Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee • $2000
•New York District
New York • $480
•Stony Brook University
New York • $910
•Texas A&M University at College Station
Texas-Oklahoma • $1000
•University of California, Los Angeles
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $1000
•University of California, Los Angeles
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $260
•University of California, San Diego
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $210
•University of California, Santa Barbara
California-Nevada-Hawai i• $269
•University of Michigan
Michigan • $625

2016

•California State University-Sacramento
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $450
•Capital District- District Large Scale Service Project
Capital • $300
• Colorado State University
Rocky Mountain • $300
•Central Michigan University
Michigan • $600
•Filamer Christian University
Philippines • $700
•Mississippi State University
Louisiana-Mississippi-West Tennessee • $2000
•Northwood University
Michigan • $600
•Stony Brook University
New York • $500
•University of Arizona
Southwest • $1,100
•University of California, Los Angeles
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $600
•University of Iowa
Nebraska-Iowa • $400
•University of Michigan
Michigan • $1000
•University of the Pacific
California-Nevada-Hawaii • $250
•Utah-Idaho District
Utah-Idaho • $200