|Headquarters||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|Origins||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Slogan||"Serving the Children of the World"|
Kiwanis International is an organization of service clubs headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and made up of approximately 8,000 clubs in 96 countries with over 260,000 adult members. A service club or service organization is a voluntary Non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Community service refers to service that a person performs for the benefit of his or her local Community. In business revenue or revenues is Income that a company receives from its normal business activities usually from the sale of goods and services The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A slogan is a memorable Motto or Phrase used in a Political, commercial, Religious and other context as a repetitive expression of A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A service club or service organization is a voluntary Non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either Members of Kiwanis place special emphasis on service to children and youth, both through international initiatives intended to improve the quality of life of children around the world, and through their Service Leadership Programs, made up of about 7,000 youth clubs with about 320,000 youth members. 
Kiwanis clubs and members are guided by six "Objects. ":
Today, Kiwanis International has more than 600,000 members in more than 13,000 clubs, located in more than 90 countries around the world. 
The organization was founded on January 21, 1915, in Detroit, Michigan, by Joseph G. Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Prance (a tailor) and Allen S. Browne (a professional fraternity organizer). In August 1914, Browne suggested to Prance the idea of a business and professional men's club with social and commercial benefits. Prance was sold on the idea, and in 1915 the Kiwanis Club of Detroit, Michigan, was founded.  Kiwanis became international with the organization of the Kiwanis club of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in 1916. Kiwanis limited its membership to the United States and Canada until 1962, when worldwide expansion was approved. Since then, Kiwanis has spread to all inhabited continents of the globe.
Its original purpose was to exchange business between members and to serve the poor. The debate as to whether or not to remain a networking organization or a service organization was resolved in 1919 when Kiwanis adopted a service-focused mission. The organization was for men only until 1987 and since then female membership has grown to be 22% of total members.
In 2007, the charitable financial arm, Kiwanis International Foundation, was awarded the top rating by an independent evaluator. 
The name “Kiwanis” means “we trade” or “we share our talents” and was coined from an American Indian expression, Nunc Kee-wanis. 
Kiwanis founded and supports Key Club International. Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students Started in Sacramento, California, in 1925, it is the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the world. Membership in Key Club was 245,000 in 2005.
The collegiate version of Kiwanis, which maintains some autonomy from Kiwanis, is Circle K International. Circle K International ( CKI) is an international collegiate Service organization associated with Kiwanis International. The first official Circle K club was chartered in September, 1947 at the campus of Carthage College (then in Illinois). Carthage College is a private Liberal arts College affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Current membership is over 13,500 members, making Circle K the largest collegiate service organization of its kind in the world.
Key Club, Circle K, Builders Clubs and K-Kids are part of Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs, receiving funding and professional guidance from Kiwanis. Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students Circle K International ( CKI) is an international collegiate Service organization associated with Kiwanis International. K-Kids (elementary school), Builders Club (middle school) and Aktion Club (for people who have disabilities) are considered sponsored programs. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana. The difference is that Key Club and Circle K, just like Kiwanis, elect their own club, district, and International officers each year to lead the organization.
Other programs also exist, although they aren't sponsored by Kiwanis International. Kiwanis Junior is part of the European Service Leadership Program, with clubs in Austria, Germany and Italy, and is typically for people ages 18-35. Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers headquartered in Indianapolis Indiana. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest  KIWIN'S is exclusive to the California-Nevada-Hawaii district. Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students
Before 1987, Kiwanis auxiliary clubs known as KIWANIANNES, made up of wives of members of the men-only Kiwanis clubs, also existed. With the changes that made it possible for women to join Kiwanis clubs, official sponsorship of the auxiliary clubs ended. Some Kiwanianne clubs merged with their affiliated Kiwanis club, while others converted into independent Kiwanis clubs.