Mission Statement

Serving the children of the world by working to improve the lives of children and families in Central Ohio.

Welcome to the Kiwanis Club of Columbus!

What if you could join a service organization that works to improve the future of children around the world . . . so that you could serve the children here in your own community and ensure they have better lives?

For example, you could make a difference for children struggling with reading by working with us to support the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Program. 

And that’s not all.  You’ll be joining a remarkable group of business people and big-hearted individuals from around Columbus who:

We are the Kiwanis Club of Columbus!  Join us as we serve! 

TOGETHER WE BUILD – Friendships, Future Leaders, Our Children, Our Community, Ourselves.


Yours in Kiwanis,

Lynn E. Coons, President 2023-2024

Our Club meets weekly, hearing from speakers with insights into issues affecting our community. We conduct hands-on service projects and support partners in the local philanthropic community, all while having fun and building relationships.

To make a lunch reservation, please click HERE
If you’d like to join us for a meeting via Zoom, click HERE


The Grants Committee of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus solicited grant applications through the Club’s website with a deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Applications were to be submitted via email to the Club’s Secretary (details were on the website from early December). Only applications provided via email would be considered.


This resulted in the Grants Committee receiving 24 Grant Applications for funding totaling $269,559. Available funding for this Grants Cycle is $64,000.


Below are listed the eight nonprofits (in alphabetical order) with program description and/or title and dollar amount the KCC Trustees approved, as recommended by the Grants Committee. 


 CelebrateOne: Infant Mortality Emergency and Essential Needs:  $12,750

            Central Community House: Youth Are Central Literacy Project:  $6,500

       Columbus Early Learning Centers: Pre-K Mental Health Support:  $4,225

           Good Neighbors of Central Ohio: Good Neighbors Picnic:  $1,950

           LifeCare Alliance: Central Ohio Diabetes Association Camp:  $6,500

       Little Bottoms Free Store: Infants/Babies Essential Needs:   $11,700

          SproutFive (South Side Learning & Dev Center): Building Better Beginnings:  $7,800

       Student Success Stores:   $12,575


The Kiwanis Club of Columbus is a membership-based service organization dedicated to improving the Columbus, Ohio community.  Partnering with local nonprofit organizations and businesses, we use our club’s resources to:

  • improve quality of life through hands-on service projects;
  • make a broader impact on pressing community problems through philanthropic initiatives; and
  • stay informed about issues affecting our community through weekly forums with community leaders.

As part of the Kiwanis International family, we join with thousands of clubs around the globe that are focused on serving the children of the world.