Pueblo Kiwanis Club Foundation
The Pueblo Kiwanis Club Foundation raises, manages, and distributes funds to support programs in Pueblo County that improve the lives of children. “Happy dollars” collected at the end of each weekly meeting help support many of the projects listed below:
The club may be best known for its orthodontia program, which since 1976 has provided in excess of $300,000 in payments to local orthodontists to provide treatment for more than 250 Pueblo County youth with severe dental issues and financial need. With the cooperation of several dentists we serve from 8-10 clients at any given time. Participating orthodontists discount their services and follow a plan paid 75 percent by the Pueblo Kiwanis Club Foundation and 25 percent by the child’s family.
The Pueblo Kiwanis Club sponsors a four-year renewable scholarship program for students attending Colorado State University-Pueblo who have been active in their high school Key Clubs. We also give a 4-H scholarship. These funds come from Scholarship Fellows, who contribute $500 to a special investment fund.
To apply for these scholarships contact CSU Pueblo and mention that you are a Key Club member, or a 4-H member
We are partners in an international injury prevention program that seeks to pull local agencies together to keep children safe. We have established a reputation for providing free safety helmets to area children
The Foundation has supported the efforts of area organizations that work with children and youth. Past grant recipients have included organizations as diverse as Parkview Medical Center, the Boys and Girls Club, Junior Achievement, Bessemer Historical Society, the Pueblo City County Library District, and Newborn Hope.