Congrats to our 2017 Winners!

Optimist International Foundation and the Club Grant Committee are pleased to announce the 2017 Club Grant Program winners! Due to the volume and excellent quality of grant applications received this year, the OIF Board awarded an additional 2 grants! The following 22 Clubs will be awarded a $500 matching grant at the International Convention in Albuquerque:

(F.A.C.E IT) Fight Abuse and Child Exploitation

Sawnee Optimist Club of Cumming, GA

Goulds Rams Community Garden

Greater Goulds Optimist Club, FL

Blankets for Kids

Playa Vista Optimist Club, CA

Middleton Optimists "Cops and Bobbers"

Middleton Optimist Club, WI

Child's ID Program

Optimist Club of North Platte, NE

The Tassel is Worth the Hassle!

Evening Optimist Club of St. Joseph, MO

Bike Rodeo

Hill Country Optimist Club, TX

DOTS (Demonstrating on Tough Situations)

Optimist Club of New Ulm, MN

Optimists "Robotics is Elementary" Program

Sacramento Breakfast Optimist Club, CA

Picnic with a Purpose

Optimist Club of Yuma, AZ

Storybridge Amarillo

Southwest Amarillo Optimist Club, TX

Mitzi's Girl Scouts

Oceanside Optimist Club, CA
(Funded by the Women’s Philanthropy Council)

Kids’ Night Out!

Ozark Optimist Club, MO


Tuskegee Optimist Club, AL

Denim & Diamonds Special Needs Prom

East Fort Bend County, TX


Optimist Club of Minnesota Valley, MN

Getting Totally Eclipsed in Saline County

Optimist Club of Marshall, MO

Special Needs Hoedown

Bluegrass Optimist Club, KY

Embracing Hope and Building Great

San Antonio-Valley Hi Optimist Club, TX

New Shoes-Happy Beginnings, House of Hope, Free Home, Cherokee County, Georgia

Laurel Canyon Optimist Club, GA

Audio Bibles for Blind People

Echo Hills Optimist Club of Accra, Ghana

The Keep Girls in School Challenge (KGSC)

KAMP Optimist Club, Uganda
(Funded by the Women’s Philanthropy Council)