Kiwanis Carefree Supports…

  • Scholarships Awarded to Local Graduating Seniors
  • Desert Foothills Family YMCA: Kids Zone Build-Out Contributor, swim lessons & summer programs
  • Local Schools:
    • Cactus Shadows High School
    • Sonoran Trails Middle School
    • Black Mountain Elementary
    • Desert Sun Academy
    • Desert Willow Elementary
    • Horseshoe Trails Elementary
    • Annunciation Catholic School
    • Carefree Christian Academy
    • Sonoran Trails PTO
  • Local Charitable Organizations such as:
    • Sonoran Arts League (child & veterans’ programs)
    • Cave Creek Museum (children’s programs)
    • Scully Learning Center (special needs programs)
    • Foothills Caring Corp (senior programs)
    • And more!

Community Outreach

The Kiwanis Club of Carefree seeks to promote the well-being of its community, primarily through helping children. With projects ranging from scholarships for students to supporting youth service organizations and new programs at schools, Kiwanis makes a profound difference in kids’ lives and throughout the community.

community involvement


Over the years, the Kiwanis Club of Carefree has contributed greatly toward the community. Here are just some of the major projects you may see as you drive through our community, or have had the chance to use on occasion.


Key Club is a self-governing, student-led organization that is sponsored by Kiwanis of Carefree Club as well as the members and fundraising. Each year, Key Club members elect their student officers for club, district and international boards.

key club
kiwanis leadership programs


Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs are leadership and character-building programs hosted in a school or community agency and sponsored by Kiwanis. Service Leadership Programs have existed since the first Key Club was founded in 1925. Since then, millions of students have been inspired to lead lives of service and significance through programs for all ages.


Kiwanis Carefree offers multiple Scholarships & Merit awards, the number of which in any category vary from year to year. In May of 2024, 30 local high school students were presented a total of $564,000 in various scholarships and merit awards generated from the Kiwanis Foundation.

Kiwanis scholarship awards
pancake breakfast


Our Kiwanis of Carefree pancake breakfasts are a favorite local tradition. They offer good food, at good prices, creating a good time to support our many good community services.

Become a Carefree Kiwanian!

Today our club has about 150 members, ranking us within the largest Kiwanis clubs in the world. We believe that investing even a fraction of one’s time, talents, energies and experiences today will make a world of difference tomorrow.

Be a part of something bigger than yourself!
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