San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc.


The Kiwanis Club of San Diego works in concert with the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation, Inc. (the ‘Foundation’).  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation incorporated in California that annually provides more than $180,000 to projects and organizations in the community.

The primary purpose of the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation is to provide a means for members and others to provide charitable contributions and to ensure those contributions are utilized in accordance with the Foundation’s guidelines as well as state and federal law.

Annual Member Contributions

We appreciate the spirit of volunteerism and support for the Foundation by all members of the Kiwanis Club and hope you will help us reach 100% participation in our 2017-2018 pledge drive. Please send your annual contribution to the Foundation by clicking on the Donation button below.

Committee Budgets

Each year the Kiwanis Club committees prepare their annual budgets and these budgets are presented to the Kiwanis Club Board of Directors. The Club board then proposes a budget to the Foundation board to meet the committee requests.

The Foundation board reviews the charitable requests and approves those requests that meet the guidelines for appropriate use of those funds.

Guidelines For Use of Foundation Funds

Funds of the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation must be used for charitable, educational, religious or other youth related activities, as provided by the Bylaws of the Kiwanis Club and the Foundation, and must also be consistent with provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and the California Revenue and Taxation Code to preserve the Foundation’s tax-exempt status.  These are general guidelines – reasonable variations may be considered by the Foundation Trustees.

  • Funds should be used primarily for charitable purposes involving the Club, Club committees and Club members, rather than being a conduit for contributions to other worthy community causes.
  • Generally, priority should be given to using funds for projects where the assistance of other agencies is not readily available.
  • To permit maximum use of funds granted, emphasis should be more on donations to groups and less on individuals.
  • Generally, funds should be applied to advance the goals, aims or objectives of the individual or group donee, rather than be used for administrative expenses.
  • A specific objective for the use of funds is more desirable that a broader one.
  • The use of funds should be limited primarily to the geographic area of the County of San Diego, but may be applied to other geographic locations as determined by the Foundation Trustees.
  • Donation recipients should be required to provide public recognition of the fact that the Club and Foundation are the source of the donation when feasible; this is particularly the case when capital donations are made and a plaque of acknowledgment may be appropriate. The Club and Foundation may be reluctant to make a contribution where this is not possible.
  • Scholarship awards will be made under the supervision of the Scholarship Committee, following the Foundation’s criteria and guidelines.
  • Funds may not be given to or used for individual Club or Foundation members or their relatives.
  • Except in unusual circumstances, contributions to government agencies should be avoided.
  • Contributions for capital improvements should be infrequent.

Committee member requests for foundation funds or expense reimbursement should be in writing on the following forms.

Link to Kiwanis Club of San Diego Foundation Funding Request

Link to Check Request + Reimbursement Form 

2017-2018 Officers

Daniel Williams, President

Judy Leitner, Immediate Past President

Justin Frisco, First Vice President

James Floros, Second Vice President

Norma Trost Foor, Secretary

Doug Frost, Treasurer

Board of Trustees:

 Class of 2018 Class of 2019 Class of 2020
 Tom BauerCarole Cuttita Charles Day
 Jay JeffcoatClaire O'Leary
 Brian Krause
 Carl NettletonChris Pare Karina Sousa

Kiwanis Club President, Patrick Maurer

Scholarship Chair, Doug Frost

Foundation Past Presidents

1953 – Leo Calland 1973-74 – Milton R. Cheverton 1995-96 – James Vivoli
1954 – Herbert C. Peiffer, Jr. 1974-75 – Robert W. Klaiber 1996-97 – Charles Kakos
1955 – Leslie Gehres 1975-76 – Robert H. Bollum 1997-98 – Don McKee
1956 – Dr. Roy French Kidd 1976-77 – Donald F. Osgood 1998-99 – Wilbur T. Shigehara
1957 – Norman D. Ferguson 1977-78 – Jack M. Templeton 1999-00 – Jim Polak
1958 – Dr. Cecil D. Hardesty 1978-79 – Griff J. Hayes 2000-01 – Jim Ledwith
1959 – Dr. Cunningham 1979-80 – Richard L. Haugh 2001-02 – Jay Jeffcoat
1960 – Julius J. Fink 1980-81 – Bernhard H. Bieri 2002-03 – Chuck Day
1961 – Pat N. Hyndman
1981-82 – Eldon C. Williams
2003-04 – Norm House
1962 – Lawrence Carr Jr. 1982-83 – Charles F. Merz 2004-05 – Jim Floros
1963 – George K. Palmer 1983-84 – C.L. Toleson
2005-06 – Bruce Boland
1964 – Edward P. Scott 1984-85 – Jim Hurry 2006-07 – Chuck Mulroy
1965 – Edward P. Scott 1985-86 – Tom Peek 2007-08 – John Kizer
1966 – Alvin Rosa 1986-87 – J. Scofield Hage 2008-09 – Gene Auerbach
1967 – George K. Palmer 1987-88 – Victor Hall 2009-2010 – Brian Krause
1968 – Fred S. Hage, Jr. 1988-89 – Walter A. Zitlau 2010-2011 – Art Stillwell
1969 – O.W. Todd, Jr. 1989-90 – Melvyn B. Stein 2011-2012 – John Rush
1969-70 – Julius J. Fink 1990-91 – Timothy J. Willard 2012-2013- Monica Ball
1970-71 – Jim McFarland 1991-92 – Richard A. Shaw 2013-2014 – Tom Bauer
1971-72 – Richard L. Johnston 1992-93 – Richard A. Shaw 2014-2015 – Drue Jordan
1972-73 – Edwin W. Bingham 1993-94 – Jack T. Saucier 2016-2017 – Judy Leitner
 1994-95 – Richard McCraken2017-2018 - Norma Trost Foor

Form 990

The IRS Form 990 for the San Diego Kiwanis Club Foundation is available for review by appointment during regular business hours at 3276 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 202, San Diego, California.

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