Serving Children & Youth in Arlington County

At the Kiwanis Club of Arlington, we believe that we enhance the value of our financial support for these organizations by volunteering our time and talents as well. Each grantee is given a Kiwanis liaison who coordinates service between our two organizations. Join us today in serving the children and youth in our community through these activities! 

Economic Insecurity

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Arlington Food Assistance Center

In addition to our annual financial grant, we volunteer monthly to help delivery food and offer the public an opportunity for blueberry donations during our annual Blueberry Sale. "Lorem ipsum…

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH)

Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) • APAH develops, preserves and owns quality, affordable housing for low-income residents. • Kiwanis grant supports APAH’s educational and enrichment services for children and…

Arlington Thrive

Arlington Thrive • Arlington Thrive delivers same-day emergency funds to neighbors in crisis. • Kiwanis grant provides funds for emergency rent and rent-related assistance for families with children. • https://arlingtonthrive.org

Bridges to Independence

bridges to independence • Bridges works to lead families and individuals out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. • Kiwanis grant supports the youth development program including tutoring, mentoring,…

Clothesline for Arlington Kids

the clothesline for arlington kids • Clothesline collects new and clean, gently-used clothing and distributes it free of charge to low-income school age children in a welcoming space. • Kiwanis…

Doorways

doorways for women and families • Doorways helps our most vulnerable neighbors escape crisis and achieve safety and stability for themselves and their children. • Kiwanis grant supports children’s services…

Heroes, Inc.

Heroes, Inc.

HEROES, INC • Heroes, Inc. provides college scholarships to the children of fallen first responders. • Kiwanis grant supports the scholarship fund. • https://heroes.org See the Full List of Our…

Offender Aid and Restoration

Offender Aid and Restoration

In addition to our annual financial grant, we volunteer monthly to help delivery food and offer the public an opportunity for blueberry donations during our annual Blueberry Sale. "Lorem ipsum…

Path Forward

Path Forward

Arlington Kiwanis grants support and members volunteer regularly at the Arlington Street People's Assistance Network, now called Path Forward.

Salvation Army

SALVATION ARMY • The Salvation Army helps struggling Arlington families, especially in the Hispanic community, break the cycle of poverty. • Kiwanis grant is used for seasonal programs and to…

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia

Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia

In addition to our annual financial grant, we volunteer monthly to help delivery food and offer the public an opportunity for blueberry donations during our annual Blueberry Sale. "Lorem ipsum…

Mental & Physical Health

Capital Caring: Point of Hope

Capital Caring: Point of Hope

Through this local organization, Arlington Kiwanis members support children who have lost a loved one by volunteering at their camps.

Hispanics Against Child Abuse & Neglect

hispanics agAINST CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT • HACAN seeks to prevent child abuse and neglect, and strengthen families. • Kiwanis grant provides support for summer and after-school reading programs. •…

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic

In addition to our annual financial grant, we volunteer monthly to help delivery food and offer the public an opportunity for blueberry donations during our annual Blueberry Sale. "Lorem ipsum…

National Capital Treatment & Recovery

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National Federation of the Blind, Potomac Chapter

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND, POTOMAC CHAPTER • NFB helps blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect, and acts as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind. • Kiwanis grant…

PRS / Crisis Link

PRS/CRISIS LINK • PRS provides behavioral health, crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. • Kiwanis grant supports services to Arlington youth. • https://prsinc.org/crisislink/

VHC Health Pediatric Center

VHC HEALTH PEDIATRIC CENTER Arlington Pediatric Center is a medical home, they provide quality, compassionate outpatient medical care to children birth through 18 years of age living in low income…

Washington Fire & Rescue

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Education

Aspire! After School Learning

Aspire! After school learning • Aspire provides learning opportunities that help young people fulfill their potential through after school and summer learning programs. • Kiwanis grant assists with meeting the…

Crescendo (Arlington Philharmonic)

crescendo (Arlington philharmonic) • Crescendo is a youth chamber music program providing coaching and performance opportunities for string musicians in grades 8-12. • Kiwanis grant provides financial assistance to promising…

Educational Theatre Company

educational theatre company • ETC’s mission is changing lives through the arts and theatre education. • Kiwanis grant supports after-school enrichment classes, Shakespeare-in-the-Schools, and other programs. • https://www.educationaltheatrecompany.org

Music for Life

Music For Life • Music for Life uses free music education to help at-promise youth overcome barriers. • Kiwanis grant supports after-school guitar instruction and mentoring programs. • https://musicforlife.org

Phoenix Bikes

Phoenix Bikes

We support Phoenix Bikes youth programs through grants and volunteer hours.

Read Early and Daily R.E.A.D.

R.E.A.D. READ EARLY AND DAILY • READ addresses community reading inequities by helping families create home libraries and daily read-aloud routines. • Kiwanis grant provides new, quality books to families…

YOUTH LEADERSHIP & SPORTS

Arlington Girls Softball

Arlington Girls Softball

Our annual grant supports Arlington's only girls' fast pitch softball organization with both recreational and competitive travel programs.

Arlington McLean Young Life Capernaum

Arlington McLean Young Life Capernaum

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Arlington Soccer Association

Arlington Soccer Association

Kiwanis members support Arlington Soccer through an annual grant ...

Babe Ruth Baseball

Babe Ruth Baseball

Arlington Kiwanis is proud to support this organization through an annual grant ...

Girls on the Run

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Scout Troup #167

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VA Coop Education – 4-H

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YMCA Arlington

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Among our service projects, we assist AFAC in bagging food supplies every second Wednesday, collect children’s books to be given gratis each child visiting the Arlington Pediatric Clinic, read to elementary students at Aspire! After-School Learning and to Randolph Elementary School children on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, assist Salvation Army ring bells for their red kettle Christmas campaign and participate in iCanShine bike program in the summer helping kids with disabilities to learn how to ride a bike. 

We support and chaperone the Key Club officers attending the state or district convention where they network with peers who will become future civic leaders.

In the last five years, we have become known for our annual blueberry sales, our biggest fundraiser. Some other  examples are Arlington Thrive, PRS Crisis Link, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), Aspire! After School Learning, Arlington YMCA, Arlington 4-H, Girls on the Run, Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC), National Capital Treatment & Recovery, and many others.

We support athletic clubs with soccer balls and fund high school senior graduation night, give scholarships to worthy rising college freshman and fund grants to high school mothers trying to finish their education while parenting, sometimes solo, in the Terrific Parent program.