Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation

Kiwanis Youth of the Year Scholarship recipients with former U. S. Senator Doug Jones, a Kiwanis Youth of the Year winner.

Our Story

The Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation focuses primarily on serving children in our Greater Birmingham community. The Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation aims to develop and support the civic growth and health of Birmingham with a special emphasis on improving the lives of children and therefore ensuring the well-being of our Community for future generations. The Foundation took a brief pause from 2017 – 2022 to accommodate a significant Centennial Campaign at Vulcan Park and Museum commemorating the Club’s 100-year history of dedication and service to our community.

Vulcan Park and the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham have been tied together since the 1930s when the Kiwanis Club became the key driver behind the creation of Vulcan Park as a unifying symbol of the city’s can-do spirit.

Our Impact

Beginning April 1, 2023, the Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation is re-opening its grant cycle. Applications can be submitted between April 1- 30, 2023. Historically, grants have ranged from $1,000- $5,000. Click here for the application.

Past Recipients Include

  • Alabama Humanities Alliance
  • The Bell Center
  • Better Basics
  • Friends of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • PreSchool Partners
  • United Ability
  • Head Start
The Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter at the Birmingham Zoo is a notable gift to the community from the Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation.

Ways to Make a Gift to the Birmingham Kiwanis Foundation