Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City

The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City has been making a difference in the lives of children in Howard County, Maryland since 1940.

Scholarship Applications are now being accepted! Visit our Scholarship Page to apply today!

If you are looking to donate to our Backpacks for Breaks service initiative, please visit our club’s giving page!


Our club has big plans for the 2023-2024 Kiwanis year, which kicked off on October 01, 2023! The Board of Directors has developed the following goals for this year: 

  • MEMBERSHIP: To recruit five (5) new members
  • DIVERSITY: To create an intentional plan to recruit more members from
    diverse social identity backgrounds, while also evaluating how diversity is
    experienced in the service projects our club undertakes
  • SLP & YOUTH CONNECTIONS: To complete at least one (1) service project
    with each of our sponsored Service Leadership Program (SLP) clubs (CKI,
    Key Club, K-Kids), and our Cub Scout Pack) with a focus on participating in
    service projects these clubs are planning
  • PARTNERSHIPS: To explore new partnerships with the Howard County
    Public Libraries, Free Little Libraries, and a Howard County-based youth
    mental health organization while also deepening connections to our current
    long-term partners
  • SERVICE: Develop and implement one additional club-designed service
    project, similar to Backpacks for Breaks and Set for School, that engages
    members in club-directed, hands-on service
  • LOCAL FOCUS: To complete a new community needs assessment



Do you want to join our club in making an impact upon the Howard County community? We are always looking for new members who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children. Contact us at [email protected] for information, or join us on the first Monday of each month (check out our club calendar here) at Bare Bones Grill & Bar on Route 40 in Ellicott City. Our membership meetings start at 6:30pm.

A Zoom meeting option is also available for those who wish to participate virtually. Please email [email protected] for the connection details.


No, we are not an airline. That’s Quantas. Kiwanis a global service organization focused on improving the lives of children. We want to make the world a better place, and we all want kids to have the opportunity to be happy, to feel loved, to be healthy, and to feel cared for. Here is a quick video that explains what Kiwanis is!