Kiwanis International
Rose Float Endowment Fund


The Kiwanis International has established an endowment fund to raise $1.5 million (or more) to permanently fund the Kiwanis International Rose Float, which is part of the Tournament of Roses parade and is seen on international television each New Year's Day. To donate:



One Flower can be joined with thousands of flowers to create an unforgettable parade float.

One Key Club member can join with thousands of Kiwanis-family members to create an unforgettable experience of building friendships and leadership skills while working on the kiwanis International Float.

One donation to the Kiwanis International can touch thousands of teens' lives by helping permanently fund the Kiwanis International Rose Float decorating event though a US$1.5 million endowment.

Kiwanis International annually sponsors a Rose Float for the Tournament of Roses Parade, which is broadcast each New Year's Day from Pasadena, California, to 250 million viewers internationally.

The Kiwanis International Rose Float provides an opportunity for 8,000 Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and Kiwanis members to decorate the Kiwanis float and 10 additional floats throughout December.

This is about thousands of Key Club, Circle K, Builders Club, and Kiwanis members who are:

  • Building character
  • Learning teamwork and leadership skills
  • Creating community and friendships
  • Gaining job skills
  • Having fun with the Kiwanis family

  Your contribution to the Kiwanis International US$1.5 million Rose Float
endowment fund will help permanently finance this wholesome, community experience for our Kiwanis-family teens and adults.
Why contribute to the Kiwanis International ?
The Foundation has launched the "You Can Make a Difference" campaign to raise US$37 million by December 31, 2008. From those funds, allocations will be made to support the Kiwanis youth leadership, including Circle K and Key Club International, Builders Club, K-Kids and Aktion Club. The funds will be used to distribute grants around the world. Contributions will be made to sustain the Worldwide Service Project. Monies also will be given to build new initiatives and infrastructure and, US$1.5 million will be earmarked for the Kiwanis International Rose Float. To donate:
Children throughout the world suffer from hunger, abuse, neglect, and improper or substandard medical care. The Kiwanis International has the opportunity and responsibility to unite the members of the Kiwanis family to ease the suffering of children around the world. Through continuous support from Kiwanis members and clubs, the Foundation strives to improve children's and teens' lives by providing grants and aid.



As most Kiwanians know, the Kiwanis International is not supported by any monetary dues from clubs, magazine subscriptions or merchandise purchases. The Foundation is strictly grown from contributions from the Kiwanis International membership, which is why your help is so important.