Grants chairman John Lineweaver said most grants will be awarded in May. However last fall, the club awarded $5,000 in emergency grants to agencies that feed and house the homeless and hungry. In 2009, additional money will be held in reserve to provide emergency grants, fund Kiwanis community service projects, and to support the Kiwanis High School Key Clubs and Grad Nights for the School District. The total of this direct youth support will exceed $15,000.
Funds for the annual grants program are raised by the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley through several fundraising projects, including the Danville 4th of July Parade and an annual golf tournament at Round Hill Country Club, being held this year April 20.
Grant applications are at www.kiwanis-srv.org; call Lineweaver at 837-3665.