The function and goal of the Utah-Idaho District Kiwanis Foundation is to establish permanency, through contributions and donations that will assure our youth leadership and development programs will continue without interruption. Promoting high moral, ethical and spiritual leadership examples to our youth is the key to this.
The only source of funding for the Foundation is through the generosity of its members, Kiwanis Clubs, and other interested persons/corporations. Each year the Foundation makes an appeal to all Kiwanis Clubs to consider a club gift to the foundation. We ask each club to donate $6 per person or $100 whichever is greater. With 100 % participation by the clubs the Foundation would be able to award up to five matching scholarships each to Key Club members and Circle K members.
As you may know, this annual campaign is the primary source of income and determines much of the Foundation's impact, particularly in the areas of supporting Kiwanis sponsored programs.
The Reed Culp Medal – Reed Club medal has been created to honor our Past International President Reed Culp. Reed Club was a member of the Salt Lake Kiwanis Club and was an active Civic leader. He was a partner and owner with his brothers and later with his sons of Culp & Sons Sheep Co. He was named to the national board of Boys Clubs of America and was appointed to the Salt Lake Mayor's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency.
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Contributions in amounts of $1000 or more, entitle the donor to a very distinctive lapel pin and a medallion depicting the likeness of Reed Club to be worn on a brightly colored neck-ribbon.
District Foundation Donation/Contribution Form (pdf)
The Foundation was organized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation to serve as an “umbrella” over the clubs of the Utah-Idaho District as a means of supporting projects that no one club could finance or accomplish by itself.