Cheyenne Kiwanis Club Foundation
  • 2019 Spring Grant Cycle Awards went to youth programs sponsored by these organizations:

            Friday Food Bag

             CASA of Laramie County

             Unaccompanied Student Initiative

             My Front Door

             Rocky Mountain District Kiwanis Foundation-Leadership Program

             Cheyenne Composition Squadron Civil Air Patrol

             Girls on the Run

             Friends of Youth Alternatives

             Boys and Girls Club

             Cheyenne Family YMCA

             Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

             Cheyenne Concert Association

  • 2018 Spring Grant Cycle Awards went to youth programs sponsored by these organizations:
After School for Kids
Big Brother Big Sister
CFD Old West Museum
Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department 
Jr. Leadership
Laramie County Library Foundation
Longs Peak Council Boy Scouts of America
Needs Inc
Safehouse Services
  • 2017 Spring Grant Cycle Awards totaled $35,190:
          Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne, $3,000 for the Summer Brain Gain Program
            CASA of Laramie County, $5,000 for volunteer/advocate training, in-service training, awareness materials for CASA children
            Coats for Kids, $2,500 to purchase coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and scarfs for children in need

            COMEA Inc., $3,400 to build a children’s play area at the shelter

            Family Promise of Cheyenne (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), $5,000 to help purchase a van to transport families

            Friday Food Bag Foundation, $5,000 to purchase food, bags, and supplies to make food bags for children in need in Laramie County School District #1

            LCSD #2, $1,890 to purchase athletic shoes and socks for students in need (54 students)

            Magic City Enterprises, Inc., $4,400 to help remove barriers to employment for those with intellectual disabilities by providing grooming and clothing assistance

            Community Schools Initiative- United Way of Laramie County, $5,000 to help start the initiative with student need surveys, ultimately creating a stronger community centered around the school to advance opportunities for children and their families


  • 2016 Spring Grant Cycle awards:
    Cheyenne Children's Museum:  
    This grant will help fund a mobile museum that will house exhibits targeting children ages  2-7 with a universal design so children with disabilities can interact next to their peers.
    Laramie County Library Foundation:
    This grant will help fund the 2016 Summer Reading Celebration which provides programs that help children maintain and improve their reading skills by encouraging readying throughout the summer. 
    Laramie County Community Partnership Strong Families Action Team:
    This grant will help fund the construction of an unaccompanied youth residence, which will house unaccompanied homeless youth in Cheyenne to help them achieve high school graduation.
    ASK (After School for Kids):
    This grant will help to expand the program to Afflerbach Elementary School.  ASK is an after school enrichment and academic program designed to benefit at risk and title I children within Laramie County School District #1
    Habitat for Humanity:
    This grant will help fund the Blueprint for the Future which is a collaborative education 
    project that gives high school students the opportunity  to build a Habitat Home.
  • 2007-2013 Grants - $156,327 in Grants were distributed to the following Organizations during the time period:

    August 2013 - ($24,443)
    o Boys & Girls Club - $7,000
    o Cheyenne Capitals Hockey Association - $1,680
    o Cheyenne Family YMCA - $2,000
    o Interfaith Family Support Services - $5,113
    o Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County - $1,500
    o Junior Leadership of Laramie County - $1,750
    o K9s 4 Mobility - $2,000
    o NUCLEAR 4H Club - $2,000
    o Safe Harbor - $1,400
    April 2013 - ($16,440)
    o Needs, Inc. - $2,000
    o Project Linus - $2,000
    o Wyoming Star Base Foundation - $1,205
      o Laramie County Library Foundation - $2,000
    o Safe Kids - Laramie County - $2,000
    o Laramie County Community Partnership - $2,000
    o Hands In Harmony - $2,000
    o Casa of Laramie County - $1,235
    o Christ Lutheran Christian Academy - $2,000
    April 2012 
    o Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra - $2,000

    o Boy Scouts - $2,000

    o Alternative Arts Project - $2,000

    o Cheyenne Animal Shelter - $1,500

    o Community Action of Laramie County - $1,494

    o Boys and Girls Club - $2,000

    o Habitat For Humanity of Laramie County - $2,000

    April 2011
    o Cheyenne Little Theater - $2,000
    o Business Leadership Network - $2,000
    o Hands in Harmony - $2,000
    o Safe House - $2,000
    o First Presbyterian MOPS - $2,000
    o Arts Alliance of Cheyenne - $2,000

    June 2010
    o CASA of Laramie County - $2,500
    o Cheyenne Family YMCA - $2,500
    o Western States Learning Corporation - $2,500
    o Raising Readers in Wyoming - $1,300
    o Wyoming Leadership Seminar - $1,200

    December 2009
    o Attention Home - $2,500
    o YMCA - $5,000
    o Wyoming Kinship Advocacy - $4,954.59
    o Cheyenne Health and Wellness - $4,645
    o Project Linus - $300

    June 2009

    o CASA of Laramie County (Victim advocate training) - $2,500

    o YMCA ("The Bus") - $2,500

    o New Futures (College for a day program) - $2,500

    o Wyoming Leadership Seminar (Laramie County Student Scholarships) - $2,500

    o Raising Readers in Wyoming(Book Program in Laramie County ) - $2,500

    December 2008

    o Boys & Girls Club (Specific Program Improvement)- $2,500

    o Attention Homes (Garden Therapy program) - $2,500

    o CASA of Laramie County (Necessity bags) - $2,500

    o Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts (Scoutreach Program) - $2,500

    June 2008

    o HOPE (Scholarship Program thru LCCC Foundation) - $4,000

    o Scottish Rite Foundation of Wyoming (Assist Children with speech) - $3,000

    o Raising Readers in Wyoming (Book Program in Laramie County) - $3,000

    o CASA of Laramie County (Assistance & help for abused children) - $3,000

    o Special Friends (Mentoring Program) - $3,000

    o Cheyenne Animal Shelter (Scholarship for Critter Camp) - $1,000

    o Magic City Enterprises (Sensory Stimulation Products for Children) - $3,5000

    December 2007

    o Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts (Scout reach Program) - $4,000

    o Friends of Foster Families (Special Needs for Foster Children) - $1,500

    o Cheyenne Amateur Boxing Club (Transportation & Training) - $2,000

    o Cheyenne Lacrosse Club (Teaching of the Game) - $2,150

    o Cheyenne Soccer Association (Scholarship Program) - $1,200

    o Cheyenne Youth Symphony (Advancement of Youth Musical) - $1,000

    o Cheyenne Little Theatre Players (Summer Scholarship Program) - $3,000

    o Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts (Work at Scout Camp) - $2,000

    o Wyoming Leadership Seminar (Laramie County Student Scholarships) - $1,200

    o Boys & Girls Club (Specific Program Improvement) - $2,000

    Prior Year Grants - The following is a list of the Organizations that were supported.

    2006-2007 - $10,275

    o Hands in Harmony

    o Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts

    o Cheyenne Respite Program

    o Cheyenne Animal Shelter

    2005-2006 - $10,000

    o Cheyenne Health & Wellness Center

    o Safe Harbor

    o Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts

    o Cheyenne Little Theater

    o Foster Grandparents

    In 2001, the Foundation established a goal to accumulate $300,000 of base investment corpus for Grants. Until that was met the board allocated one-half of the Foundation's annual income to Grants and the other one-half to meeting the $300,000 goal. As of September 2007, the Foundation has assets totaling $318,490. So during the 2007-2008 period the Foundation was able to grant 100% of its earnings. These earnings, along with money provided by the Club thru the KHTE were granted $40,550. However, due to the recent downturn in the economy our corpus has dropped and we are again moving toward the $300,000 goal. Due to the downturn in our economy, the amount we were able to grant out for 2008-2009 was about half of the prior years amount.

    The Foundation has an actively managed portfolio with investment advice and guidance from Club member and Past President and Certified Financial Planner Dixie Roberts. The Foundation has a sub-committee that meets with Dixie quarterly to review the investment performance and discuss the portfolio allocation.

    In past years, the Foundation has given to the Cheyenne community and the world:

         Founded Cheyenne's Magic City Enterprises 1972

         NEEDS, Inc.

         Youth Alternatives

         Cheyenne Transit Authority

         Amigas de las Americas

         Kiwanis Club tent

         Hands in Harmony

         Attention Homes, Inc.

         Meals on Wheels

         HICAP (Healthy Infant, Capable Adolescent Program)


         Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne

         Ice Center Entertainment and Recreation (ICER), Inc. (youth hockey program)

         City of Cheyenne for permanent restrooms downtown

         Kiwanis International Worldwide Service Project to eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) around the world


    And many others in lesser amounts