Kiwanis Club of Fairbanks

Serving the Children of the World


Youth Sponsorship


Fairbanks Kiwanis offers one Scholarships of $1,000 to students in our local community each year. To Apply for a Kiwanis Scholarship please download the application here or apply online. Scholarships must be mailed to Fairbanks Kiwanis between January 1st and March 31st.


Involvement in K-Kids provides the opportunity to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, morals and standards and respect for others. This program involves elementary students, their parents, teachers and Kiwanis members in developing a character education opportunity as well as exposure to the concepts of community service and service learning.

Local K-Kids Schools:

Woodriver Elementary

Circle K International (CKI)

CKI is the premiere university service organization in the world sponsored by Kiwanis International. With clubs on more than 550 campuses globally, programming is based upon the tenets of service, leadership, and fellowship. 

Local CKI Schools:

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Key Club

245,000 high school leaders from 24 countries unite every day to provide service in their homes, schools, and communities, and complete more than 12 million hours of service. Key Clubbers work to help eliminate HIV/AIDS in Africa, stop premature birth, and battle for the rights of children in their communities.

Local Key Club Schools:

North Pole High School

Terrific Kids

Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance, or schoolwork. Students then work toward achieving the goal during a specific time period. The teachers and principal determine the best schedule for recognition. Some schools recognize Terrific Kids during each grading period; others recognize students more often. Contact Kiwanis today to get one started at your school.

Local Terrific Kids Schools:





Tree Sales

Every year since 1959 Fairbanks Kiwanis has sold Christmas trees at the local Tanana Valley Fairgrounds to help raise funds for our group where all the proceeds go back into our local community.

Annual Christmas Tree Sales starts the Saturday after Thanksgiving at 9am in the Kiwanis Agricultural Hall at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds.

Open: Monday thru Friday 5-9pm

Saturday 9am-9pm

Sunday 1-9pm

Check out our calendar page for specific events during our Christmas Tree sale.


Local Projects

Freeze Up Canoe Race

Kiwanis of Fairbanks started hosting the freeze up canoe race starting in 2012. This was a event originally hosted by the local Lions Club. The event is a race between the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts down the Chena River in canoes the first Saturday in October when temperatures are literally freezing!

Community & Building Projects

Fairbanks Kiwanis does many projects throughout the year in the community from crafts (Love Inc. Crate a Gift craft pictured on left) to creating kids lunch packs for the food bank. Whatever needs our local community has we support it the best we can.

Fairbanks Kiwanis also does many building projects throughout the year like the one pictured on the right, building owl houses for Creamer's Field.

2016 Love INC Create a Gift toolbox project & Model Club Plede Goal Raised in 2016 for Eliminate MNT

Lost Lake Cabin & Lifeguard Tower

Kiwanis of Fairbanks built a cabin at lost lake for the boyscouts. Started project in summer of 2007, continue to maintain the cabin as well as other cabins at lost lake every summer.

Built a new lifeguard tower and storage facility at Lost Lake for the Boyscouts in the summer of 2009.



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