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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Human Services

Mission: Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. The kiwanis clubof lafayette (established 1944) established the kiwanis club of lafayette foundation to help raise funds to further this mission.

Programs: The healthy living club is the name of the 3-year program that the kiwanis club of lafayette foundation has embarked on as a recipientof a $1m challenge for a healthier louisiana grant funded by the blue cross and blue shield of louisiana foundation. Bcbs grant income - $477,682salaries expense - $71,167fringe benefits - $18,819equipment - $254,670materials & supplies - $12,839travel - $1,298communications - $26,790direct costs - $10,979indirect costs - $7,777

some of the programs that the kiwanis club of lafayette foundation sponsors are: operations magi, spelling bee, and bringing up grades, and wheels of wonder. Bringing up grades awards elementary school students' achievements. Spelling bee program sends a student spelling bee champion to washington dc to represent acadiana in a national spelling bee competition. Bringing up grades - bug (spark) - $1,240spelling bee (spark) - $995

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Kiwanis Club of Lafayette is a wonderful organization that hosts our annual football jamboree which allows my school to profit a substantial amount of funds that are very helpful in terms of buying training supplies, which are essential to the well being of our football players. This organization puts on the best jamboree I have ever been involved with and I have been coaching for 30 years. My coaches,players,fans definately look forward each year to this first class event!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

CYT Lafayette and Kiwanis of Lafayette share more than our wonderful city in our name, we share the same vision to invest in kids in our community and to insure a bright future for them. We are so privileged to work with these men who take their compassion for children and resources to changes lives. What a rare quality in today’s world!

Thanks Kiwanis of Lafayette for believing in CYT and what we do. You have helped pave the way for many children to be profoundly impacted by your generosity.
Sincerely,

Gerald Broussard
CYT Lafayette
Board Chair