2004 was a devastating year for Florida. Four named storms hit the state: Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne. There were many requests for aid and it was realized that the Florida Kiwanis Foundation could serve as a conduit for the collection of funds. One problem – no means to distribute the funds under our existing programs at the time.
An Emergency Fund has been created and is disbursed under the auspices of the executive committee. Any grant request for up to $2000 to aid in disaster recovery can now be disbursed immediately as long as there are funds available in the Emergency Fund. Funds availability is on a first come first served basis. This fund streamlines the process and allowes quick payouts at times of dire emergencies.
View Emergency Fund guidelines by clicking: Emergency Fund Grants.