Kiwanis - Serving the Children of the World
Serving the Children of the World



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

Kiwanis members dedicate more than 18 million volunteer hours and invest more than US $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. Kiwanis International announced The Eliminate Project: Kiwanis eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, which aimed to save 129 million mothers and their future babies from the disease. The funding goal of $110 million was attained but work continues to get the vaccines to those who need it.

Serve and Lead

Each year, clubs



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


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


Kiwanis Objectives

  • To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material, values of life.
  • To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
  • To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business and professional standards.
  • To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
  • To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service and to build better communities.
  • To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will. 

To learn more about how the objects of Kiwanis came to be, click here.