Welcome to Southwest District Kiwanis Foundation

(520) 508-3414

About Us

Kids Need Kiwanis

Our Foundation was created in 1972 as a non-profit 501c3 to serve the Southwest District Kiwanis Clubs.  Over sixty clubs are part of our group exemption.

Amazon Smile Donations

You can support the SWDK Foundation by selecting us as your charity on Amazon Smile.  Follow the link to select our Foundation and we will get .5% of your purchases.  You must start shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7393201  for us to get credit on selected merchandise.  Thanks for your support!

Key Leader Registration

2018 Key Leader Training at Kamp Kiwanis

Registration for the upcoming Key Leader event at Kamp Kiwanis is finally open. Here are the instructions:

1. Go to this website: https://wiumkeyleader.org/

2. Click on the word “Register!” or the large icon in the upper righthand side of

the screen:

3. Scroll down and click on the tab that says “Register (Individual)”.

4. Register as a Student, Student Facilitator, Adult Chaperone or Staff.

5. Continue scrolling down and answering the questions. Most are required.

6. Near the end there is a place for a coupon code. If you are a student, please use coupon code SWD19. This will lower your cost to only $150.00.

7. Student Facilitators should use coupon code SF19 for your pricing.

8. Adult Chaperones should use coupon code CH19 for your pricing.

9. All Kamp staff should register also. Use coupon code KK19.

If you are an adult, your Kiwanis background check should be current. You can check on the Kiwanis website, or here:


If you have any questions you may contact me at 505-821-6292.


Jim Sowers,

 For questions or information contact Jim Sowers at diamondjimbob@gmail.com

Vision and Mission

Work Weekend May 2017

Vision and Mission

Vision - To build ethical productive leadership in young people and to help provide quality professional development and support in a fast changing world.

Mission - 

  • To help develop young people who are self directed life long leaders and learners
  • To promote and provide the essential skills and positive leadership traits
  • To provide a safe, healthy and professional educational environment
  • To be a resource to empower good work ethics in young leaders
  • To empower student leadership through partnerships with parents, youth groups, Kiwanis clubs in the SW District and throughout the world, and individuals who want a productive future for our youth.

Installing new swings at Kamp Kiwanis- October 2017

Exciting News from Kamp Kiwanis

Our Kiwanians install the new swing sets at Kamp Kiwanis - October 2017


SWDK Foundation Brochure and 

Powerpoint of Update March 18 and State of the Foundation Aug. 18

Brochure Foundation 2019 (pdf)


Foundation Update March 18 (pptx)


State of the Foundation Aug. 2018 (pptx)



Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Southwest District Kiwanis Foundation

5318 Kings row NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, US

(520) 508-3414


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Drop us a line!