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.

Team Budgets

Each year the Kiwanis Club teams 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 team 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 teams 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 Team, 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.

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

Link to Check Request + Reimbursement Form 

2019-2020 Officers

James Floros, President

Justin Frisco, Immediate Past President

Vic BianchiniFirst Vice President

David Jay, Secretary

Doug Frost, Treasurer & CFO

Board of Trustees:

 Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Charles Day Claire O'Leary Tom Bauer
Brian Krause Steve Morris Jay Jeffcoat
Karina Sousa VacantCarl Nettleton

Kiwanis Club President, Judy Leitner

Scholarship Chair, Justin Frisco

Foundation Past Presidents

2018-2019 – Justin Frisco

1995-96 – James Vivoli

1972-73 – Edwin W. Bingham

2017-2018 – Daniel Williams

1994-95 – Richard McCraken

1971-72 – Richard L. Johnston

2016-2017 –Norma Trost

1993-94 – Jack T. Saucier

1970-71 – Jim McFarland

2015-2016 – Judy Leitner

1992-93 – Richard A. Shaw

1969-70 – Julius J. Fink

2014-2015 – Drue Jordan

1991-92 – Richard A. Shaw

1969 – O.W. Todd, Jr.

2013-2014 – Tom Bauer

1990-91 – Timothy J. Willard

1968 – Fred S. Hage, Jr.

2012-2013- Monica Ball

1989-90 – Melvyn B. Stein

1967 – George K. Palmer

2011-2012 – John Rush

1988-89 – Walter A. Zitlau

1966 – Alvin Rosa

2010-2011 – Art Stillwell

1987-88 – Victor Hall

1965 – Edward P. Scott

2009-2010 – Brian Krause

1986-87 – J. Scofield Hage

1964 – Edward P. Scott

2008-09 – Gene Auerbach

1985-86 – Tom Peek

1963 – George K. Palmer

2007-08 – John Kizer

1984-85 – Jim Hurry

1962 – Lawrence Carr Jr.

2006-07 – Chuck Mulroy

1983-84 – C.L. Toleson

1961 – Pat N. Hyndman

2005-06 – Bruce Boland

1982-83 – Charles F. Merz

1960 – Julius J. Fink

2004-05 – Jim Floros

1981-82 – Eldon C. Williams

1959 – Dr. Cunningham

2003-04 – Norm House

1980-81 – Bernhard H. Bieri

1958 – Dr. Cecil D. Hardesty

2002-03 – Chuck Day

1979-80 – Richard L. Haugh

1957 – Norman D. Ferguson

2001-02 – Jay Jeffcoat

1978-79 – Griff J. Hayes

1956 – Dr. Roy French Kidd

2000-01 – Jim Ledwith

1977-78 – Jack M. Templeton

1955 – Leslie Gehres

1999-00 – Jim Polak

1976-77 – Donald F. Osgood

1954 – Herbert C. Peiffer, Jr.

1998-99 – Wilbur Shigehara

1975-76 – Robert H. Bollum

1953 – Leo Calland

1997-98 – Don McKee  

1974-75 – Robert W. Klaiber

1996-97 – Charles Kakos

1973-74 – Milton Cheverton


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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