Danville Express

Newsfront - January 26, 2007

Kiwanis looking for grant applicants

$40,000 to be awarded to nonprofit groups during the coming year

The Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley is urging community nonprofit organizations throughout the area to apply for more than $40,000 in grants to be awarded during 2007. The deadline to apply is March 12.

The Kiwanis grants range from $500 to $3,000 and are designed to support programs and projects that help both specific groups and the broader community. Priority is given to programs that focus on children, the infirm or the elderly and provide solace.

Last year, grants went to 34 separate nonprofit organizations, including the Discovery Counseling Center, Taylor Family Foundation, Loaves and Fishes, Hospice and Palliative Care, Museum of the San Ramon Valley, the Down Syndrome Connection, the Danville Community Band and the Bay Area Crisis Nursery.

Kiwanis makes a single grant to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation for distribution to individual schools.

Grants chairman John Lineweaver said the bulk of the grants will be awarded in May, holding additional moneys in reserve for emergency grants and community service projects. They also support the three local high school Key Clubs and Grad Nights. This direct support will exceed $20,000 this year, making the total amount of Kiwanis community funding more than $60,000 for 2007.

Kiwanis has several fundraising projects, including a golf tournament each April at Round Hill Country Club and the Danville Fourth of July Parade.

For an application, visit www.kiwanis-srv.org or call Lineweaver at 837-3665. Grant winners will be announced at a luncheon May 24.

--Dolores Fox Ciardelli


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