Mini-Grant Guidelines

The Kiwanis Club of Adrian intentionally takes action to positively impact our community. We are a club united in service, building a vibrant community for generations to come. Our goal is to positively impact the Adrian Community by:

  • Supporting development for youth and families.
  • Supporting health, wellness and recreation.


Mini-grants that align with the mission and at least one of the objectives of the Kiwanis Club of Adrian stated above will be given priority. Please read through and adhere to these guidelines, as well as the application process and document submission outlined here.

  • The Mini-Grant application form may be saved at any time. To return to continue working on the application, use the link provided when saved.
  • It is recommended that the information provided in the application be created in an editable document and pasted into the application form for final submission.
  • Funds must be used solely for the granted purpose.
  • The project must serve the Adrian-area community.
  • Funded activities must commence in a timely manner (within 120 days) and expenditures must be made within six months of receipt of the grant. Grant funds not expended shall be returned to the Kiwanis Club of Adrian.
  • No grant will be given for any purpose that would jeopardize the tax-exempt status of Kiwanis Club of Adrian or the applicant organization.
  • Grant recipients shall acknowledge Kiwanis Club of Adrian in promotional materials, activities, and programs funded by the Kiwanis Club of Adrian.
  • Organizations are eligible to apply for funds once per fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) and requests cannot exceed $2,500.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Adrian Board of Directors typically does not entertain requests for political or religious activities or from individuals or foundations (unless specifically identified for one specific purpose or event).
  • One application form including all required attachments must be submitted by the deadline, either February 1 or August 1. Late submissions and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Process

Non-profit, community organizations wishing to apply for funding must complete the application form as well as provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Project budget
  • Organization’s tax-exempt IRS Code 501c3 letter or document stating qualification to receive tax deductible charitable contributions according to IRS regulations
  • List of members serving on organization’s governing board

Applications will be acknowledged via e-mail, usually within one week of being received.


Questions should be directed to Club President, Cary Carrico via e-mail at


The Kiwanis Club of Adrian Board of Directors will review funding requests at their regularly scheduled Board meetings in March and September.  To be considered, grant applications complete with all required attachments must be received by February 1 or August 1. Applicants will be notified following the Board of Directors meeting where applications are reviewed, normally held on the first Thursday of each month.

Begin the Mini-Grant Application