Kiwanis Club of Louisville, Kentucky

Chartered in 1916

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Club History

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Kiwanis Club of Louisville was chartered soon after in 1916. We are a thriving organization of community and service minded men and women. More than 7,700 Kiwanis clubs in more than 80 countries make their mark by responding to the needs of their communities and pooling their resources to address community issues. Our motto is "Serving the Children of the World".

Kiwanis also plays a special role in developing future generations of leaders. K-Kids clubs in elementary schools, Builders Clubs at the middle school level, Key Clubs in high schools and Circle K clubs at the collegiate level are all Kiwanis sponsored organizations that teach community service and leadership skills to young people.

The Kiwanis Club of Louisville has about 55 members, and is one of the fastest growing Clubs in not only the Kentucky - Tennessee Division, but also in Kiwanis International.

Community Presence: Schools

The Kiwanis Club of Louisville has programs in the following schools in the metro Louisville area:

Builders Club:

  • Noe Middle School

Terrific Kids:

  • Gilmore Lane Elementary School
  • Jeffersontown Elementary School

Key Club:

  • du Pont Manual High School
  • Southern High School
  • Walden School

Community Presence: Serving Nonprofit Organizations

The Kiwanis Club of Louisville also supports the following organizations with our gifts of time, talent, and treasure:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
  • Down Syndrome of Louisville
  • Heuser Hearing & Language Academy
  • Jefferson County 4-H Council
  • Louisville Deaf Oral School Foundation
  • Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair
  • Ministries United of South Central Louisville (MUSCL)
  • National Safe Place
  • Pitt Academy
  • Salvation Army - Louisville Command
  • Volunteers of America
  • Wayside Christian Mission
  • YMCA of Greater Louisville
  • YMCA Black Achievers Program

The annual impact from the Kiwanis Club of Louisville, and our members totals over $90,000, and 1,000 hours of service to these, and many other organizations in our local community.