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The Kiwanis Club of Ventura

Serving Ventura's Children and Our Community Since 1925...

Kiwanis: Then and Now 


Founded October 22, 1925, our club began with about 25 members and has grown to its current membership of 47. Over the years, Ventura Kiwanis has held many fundraisers, including pancake breakfasts, basketball tournaments, yard sales and the Cool Breeze Bike Ride. We help out in the community in a variety of ways, including sponsoring youth groups at local elementary, middle and high schools, raising money to benefit children and children’s support groups, and providing scholarships for high school students. The club sponsors Law Day and Firefighter Services & Heroes Day. The club also provides volunteers for the Kinetic Sculpture Race and the Pier Under the Stars events.


Ventura Kiwanis has enjoyed a rich history over the years, with its members coming from fields like accounting, banking, education, human resources, insurance, law, management, real estate and many more. While our primary focus is to serve the children of our community, the club also serves as a forum for the productive exchange of professional relationships.


We have developed a partnership with the Ventura Unified School District through the VEP (Ventura Educational Partnership) and provide volunteers for many of their events including Summerfest and Bravo as well as being the title sponsor of the Ventura Talent Festival each year. For more information about us, check out our News page and our Activities Calendar. And to see what we’re doing with kids in the area, take a look at our Sponsored Programs page.