The Sun City West Kiwanis Foundation, organized on February 14, 1985, is an incorporated entity, sponsored by the Club, to provide funding for Kiwanis service projects. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization recognized by the IRS. All Club members in good standing are members of the Foundation.
The Foundation receives, manage and disburses funds generated by the Club, through fund raising projects in which the public participates, or from members or others for service activities sponsored by the Club. All monies raised through its fundraising efforts are used to provide grants to local organizations dedicated to serving children as well as provide funds to support various Club service projects, including supporting sponsored youth leadership programs in local area schools. The funds are segregated from the administrative funds of the club and are to be used solely for charitable activities. The funds cannot be used for Club administrative purposes.
The Board of Directors of the Foundation is comprised of 7 directors. The directors elect the officers of the Foundation from their number to the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The remaining members serve as Directors.