Twenty-nine Tomorrow Fund Grant Applications were submitted for the 2015-16 funding cycle. A review committee consisting of members of the CKI Service Committee reviewed each of the 29 applications from clubs and districts around the globe before narrowing down the recipients to the 14 finalists. Applications are reviewed to ensure each selected project conforms to the policies of Circle K International.
The committee then determined the amount of funding each recipient is awarded based on the budget submitted by the club or district and the amount of funding requested. Clubs and districts could request funding assistance from US$200 to US$2000. The committee typically funds those clubs or districts asking for a portion of the total cost of the project, and clubs or districts who are working with other organizations to fund and complete projects. In the end, the committee granted US$9,000 in funds.
Twelve CKI clubs and two districts received notification February 1, 2016 informing them that they had been awarded a Tomorrow Fund Grant. Projects include expanding a gardening program at a local elementary school, a food backpack program, animal rescue, and repairing the facilities at a local day care center. Each project allows the club or district to take action and tackle service projects on their campus or in their communities. The grant recipients represent nine districts and one CKI nation.
The Tomorrow Fund is an endowed fund for Circle K International held within the Kiwanis International Foundation. The Tomorrow Fund is financed through a portion of CKI member dues, direct donations, the donation of Carthage-Pullman Society memberships and the donation of Sapphire Circle honoraries. The fund, utilizing the interest earned, helps CKI clubs and districts serve the world through grants for service opportunities.
Congratulations to the following Tomorrow Fund Grant Recipients
- California State University- Sacramento
- Capital District
- Colorado State University
- Central Michigan University
- Filamer Christian University
- Mississippi State University
- Northwood University
- Stony Brook University
- University of Arizona
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of Iowa
- University of Michigan
- University of the Pacific
- Utah-Idaho District