The Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation provides grants to eligible Non-Profit organizations located in Snohomish County which work to improve the lives of children.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

Non-Profits should confirm they meet the grant requirements below before applying and submitting their application due by the quarterly deadlines posted on the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo’s website. The average grant awarded is between $500-$1000.

  • Applications must be submitted via the online application available at: https://mukilteokiwanis.org/Grant-Request-Application/
  • Grants must advance a charitable purpose which benefits children.
    – Preference is given to Non-Profits benefitting the local community. 
    – Preference is given to Non-Profits who do not have existing federal, state, or corporate funding.
    – Preference is given to grants that result in matching funds or enable a Non-Profit’s program to exist that would not otherwise do so.
  • Non-Profits must qualify as tax exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code as amended.
    – Submit a copy of certification as an IRS Section 501(c)3 non-profit is required.
    – Submit a copy of Washington Secretary of State certification of non-profit corporation is required.
    – Other exempt organizations under different Sections of the IRS tax code may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • A Non-Profit must indicate how the grant funds will be used, how many children will directly benefit, and only use grant funds for the purposes for which the grant was made.
    – Non-Profits can utilize grants to fund its operating expenses.
    – Non-Profits must detail how operating expenses directly benefit the children they serve. 
    – However, grant funds should not be used to pay the salaries of the Non-Profit’s executives, directors, and management. 
  • A Non-Profit must share information about their organization at a weekly Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo meeting prior to receiving a grant.

Grant Reporting Requirements

To comply with IRS regulations for grant making foundations, the Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation requires a final written report to be submitted by Non-Profits within six months of receiving the grant detailing how the funds were used. 

  • A final written report must be submitted no later than September 15th of the year in which grants were received. 
  • Non-Profits who do not submit a final written report will be barred from applying for a grant for the next two years.
  • The Foundation reserves the right to recover grant funds in cases where funds are, or appear to be, misused.


  • No organization will receive more than one grant per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30).
  • To avoid potential conflicts of interest, grants may not be made to organizations run directly by Kiwanis Foundation/Kiwanis Club Board members or its Directors.
  • The following types of grant requests are excluded, except as noted:
  • Individuals
  • Endowments
  • Fundraising dinners
  • Sports teams/athletics events (exception Special Olympics)
  • For-profit enterprises
  • Scholarships
  • Religious institutions

Quarterly Grant Deadlines and Timeline

The Mukilteo Kiwanis Foundation accepts grant applications beginning October 1st of each fiscal year. 

Grant Request Submission Deadlines: submitted by Non-Profits on or before December 1st, March 1st, June 1st, September 1st

Committee Review & Approval: earliest Committee mtg. after submission deadline

Board Review & Approval: earliest Board mtg. after submission deadline

Grant Notifications and Checks Mailed: within 30 days after Board approval

Written Final Reports: submitted by Non-Profits no later than September 15th of the current year